Nigeria, Spain Partner In Irrigation Farming
By Dipo Olowookere
Ambassador of Spain to Nigeria, Mr Alfonso Barnuevo, has disclosed that his country was open to Nigeria for business investment especially area irrigated farming.
Mr Barnuevo disclosed this on Friday when he paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adams in his office.
According to the Diplomat, Spain has been doing business in Nigeria for the past decades in oil and gas, and they are set to diversify into agriculture.
He added that the country was in the process of building solar farming technology that would help boost their agricultural investment.
He called on Nigeria to key in in the new technology as Nigeria is trying to diversify its economy too.
Responding, the Minister stated that Nigeria would be interested in the solar farming Spain was proposing as the country is currently diversifying its economy from oil base to agricultural driven economy.
“One of the things we want to do as a country in irrigation farming is to make it cheap in technology, we need to conserve water for irrigation,” he said.
In his passion to actualize the irrigation policy of the Federal Government, the Minister disclosed to the Ambassador that he would be embarking on study tour to Spain on irrigation felicity of the country and how Nigeria could benefit from it.
Both parties agreed that there is the need to have a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to concretize the business discussion of the day.