Stakeholders in the Agricultural industry have been urged to harness the abounding opportunities in the agricultural Mechanization services that will reduce food wastages, increase employments and enhance food security.

Paul Helphzibah, the MD/CEO of HB Limited, stated this in Abeokuta on Tuesday during a press briefing for the launch of First Nigerian Agricultural Mechanization Exhibition (NAME 2022).

The exhibition with the theme: “Redefining Agricultural Mechanization to enhance food security and boost Agribusiness” will hold between Wednesday 16th – Friday 18th February, 2022 at June 12 Cultural Center in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Helphzibah said, “THE NIGERIAN AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION EXHIBITION (NAME 2022) is a top-flight and the largest hybrid agricultural mechanization event in Africa with a high-caliber technical program that highlights solutions towards an emerging market”.

“It is an Exhibition that will showcase Heavy and Light Agricultural Mechanization Equipment manufacturers, suppliers, and financiers which is expected to support the Federal Government`s efforts in boosting food security”, he stated.

He pointed out that “NAME 2022”, the first of its kind is designed to connect Equipment Manufacturers, Equipment Vendors, Mechanization Services Provider, Financial Institutions, Policy Makers, Key Governmental Officials and all stakeholders in the Agribusiness Value Chain and to create a unique platform for global key players in the Agricultural Mechanization Space to collaborate and deliver solutions that will help leverage technology, Network Market, Share Best Practices, and attract Structured and innovative financing for Agribusinesses in Nigeria.

He stressed further that the trade exhibition will welcome exhibitors from leading players in the Nigerian Agribusiness Sector, Representatives of the Federal, State and Local Governments, Policy Makers in the Agricultural Sector, Development partners as well as local and foreign investors.