The Kwara State Deputy Governor, Chief Joel Ogundeji, has urged governments at allÂ levels to invest in agriculture to improve Nigeriaâ€™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.
â€œIt has become extremely important for the Nigerian government to make agriculture its main priority to make the nation self_sufficient in food production.
â€œThe 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, â€˜â€™ 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.
â€œGovernment is collaborating with the Zimbabwean farmers to explore the potential of establishing viable commercial farming enterprises and an out growers programme.
â€œThis 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, â€˜â€™ the deputy governor said.