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Revitalise agric sector —NSE

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Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE, has called for urgent revitalisation of the nation’s agriculture sector.

The group is also calling for stiffer penalty for quack engineers engaged in substandard projects across the country.

President of the association, Mr. Mustafa Shehu, made the call at a press briefing on the international engineering conference and annual general meeting holding in Abuja this week.

Shehu said the action had become inevitable to enable Nigeria achieve food security for her teaming populace as a responsible nation and committed signatory to conventions of the United Nations.

He said: ’’Agriculture constitutes the premier source of our national income offering employment to about 70 per cent of our population and providing sufficient raw materials for our manufacturing outfits.”

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