Ukraine's Agrarian Ministry, Lagos Free Zone to launch grain terminal project in Nigeria

Ukraine's Agrarian Ministry, Lagos Free Zone to launch grain terminal project in Nigeria

The Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine and the international company Lagos Free Zone (Tolaram Group) have signed a memorandum of understanding and joint participation in the project of a grain terminal in the port of Lekki, Nigeria.

According to Ukrinform, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine reported this.

"The cooperation between the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Lagos Free Zone Company will be aimed at creating the necessary infrastructure to ensure further uninterrupted supply of Ukrainian agricultural products to Nigeria and the entire African continent. The main goal is to ensure food security in the regions that need it most," Taras Vysotsky, first deputy minister of agrarian policy and food of Ukraine, said.

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He added that Ukraine's agricultural sector continues to play an important role in ensuring international food security, especially given the fact that the world's population is growing.

The Lekki Deep Sea Port in Nigeria is the country's first fully automated port. It is a joint project of the governments of Nigeria and Lagos State, the owner of the Lagos Free Zone, Tolaram Group (Singapore), and China Harbor Engineering Company (CNEC).

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As Ukrinform reported, during his visit to Nigeria in January 2023, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Mykola Solskyi discussed with representatives of the Nigerian government the issues of cooperation and expansion of trade relations between the countries, in particular, the creation of a logistics hub for the constant supply of grain and food.

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