TO diversify the current  mono-economy, delegates have called for the revival of the agricultural sector.
The issue of placing agriculture where it used to be in the past came to the front burner when delegates discussed the Agricultural and Water Resources committee’s 44-page report.

To boost agriculture in the North-East, the committee said $14 billion was required to rehabilitate the Lake Chad that has been untouched in the past 25 years.
Having assessed the nation’s agricultural and water resources policies especially as they relate to food security, the committee said it has become imperative for the government to refocus agriculture as a business for the creation of jobs and wealth.

It argued that agriculture has the potential to compete favourably and was much more environmentally sustainable than the oil and gas sector, adding, “It is also the most viable way to stem the current large scale rural-urban youth migration and thus prove the most viable solution to permanently deal with the problems of insurgency, armed robbery and kidnapping currently bedeviling the nation.”


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