The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar said that the ministry in collaboration with FrieslandCampina Wamco would continue in its synergy to improve the Dairy sub-sector to boost production of locally produced milk and increase the linkages  between the  smallholder farmers in the sub-sector.
The Minister made this known during the Courtesy visit by the FrieslandCampina Wamco Nigeria Plc led by the Executive Director, Corporate Affairs, Mrs. Ore Famurewa at the Ministry’s Conference Room in Abuja on 30/11/21. Dr. Mahmood Abuabakar stated that the continuous cooperation and collaboration with Friesland Wamco is in line with the diversification policy of President Muhammadu Buhari in the Agricultural Sector geared towards achieving food and nutrition security and to generate more revenue for the nation. 
Dr. Abubakar said that ‘’the Ministry will do everything in its capacity to continue to partner and support the Organisation as they both have a common interest in the Dairy sub sector.
He emphasized ‘’ the commitment of the Federal Government to address the issue of insecurity and climate change as it affects Agricultural activities and  productivity.
In her remarks, the Executive Director, Corporate Affairs, FrieslandCampina WAMCO in Nigeria, Mrs Ore  Famurewa, said that the company would continue to partner and collaborate with the Ministry to improve quality locally produced milk,capacity training for the  smallholder dairy farmers in modern technologies on how to boost production and increase their earnings. 
In his presentation, the Global Director, Dairy Development and Milk Streams, Frieslandcampina Wamco, Mr. Jeroen Elfers explained  that ‘’ the Organisation as a pioneer diary company in Nigeria, has over the years been partnering and working with the ministry through the Animal Husbandry Services Department to boost production of local milk production and other value chain in the Dairy Sub Sector’’.
He added that ‘’ their goal is to provide good nutrition, provide better income smallholders dairy farmers, create more jobs and sustainable value chain in the Sub Sector’’.
In her vote of thanks, the Director, Animal Husbandry Services Department in the Ministry, Mrs. Winnie Lai Solarin appreciated the Organization for their technical support and contribution in the Dairy sub sector.
In a separate event at the Ministry, the Hon. Minister was decorated by the National Chairman, Armed Forces Remembrance Day Committee, Major General Abdulmailk M. Jibril (Rtd), as part of the ceremony to mark the upcoming commemoration of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day.
Dr. Mahmood Abubakar stated that the nation remains eternally grateful to the gallant men and women who paid the supreme price for the country’s survival and unity, urging both the  public and private sector to support the veterans and the families of the fallen heroes.
Obe Mbosire Mabel
Senior Information Officer
For: Director, Information (FMARD)