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Investment in agric. a solution to food insecurity, Deputy Governor

The Kwara State Deputy Governor, Chief Joel Ogundeji, has urged governments at all  levels to invest in agriculture to improve Nigeria’s economic well_being and solve the food security problem.

Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja recently, Ogundeji said investment in the sector would help reduce poverty.

“It has become extremely important for the Nigerian government to make agriculture its main priority to make the nation self_sufficient in food production.

“The abundant human talents in the country should be channeled in a way that will make Nigeria reach its target of self sufficiency in providing food for its citizens, ‘’ he said.

He noted that the activities of the 14 Zimbabwean farm families had helped to develop agriculture in the state by imparting modern technologies into local farmers.

“Government is collaborating with the Zimbabwean farmers to explore the potential of establishing viable commercial farming enterprises and an out growers programme.

“This is why we have embraced agriculture and the Zimbabwean farmers are constantly transferring modern technology to local farmers by creating the enabling environment for increased production, ‘’ the deputy governor said.


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