Tuesday, October 27, 2020

“Increase Investment in Agriculture” – M.A.N to FG

The Director-General of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Segun Ajayi-Kadiri has advised the Government at the Local, State and Federal levels to increase investment in Agriculture 

Mr. Ajayi-Kadiri in his review of the Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in Lagos said Nigeria is big and has enough lands for cultivation.

He made note of this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Monday, 29th of May 2017.

He stated as follows: “It is important that people get food to eat; it is also important that industries get raw materials to use for production. Both are priorities”.

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He further said: “We, as a nation of more than 180 million people should plan big and operate big such that there will be no shortage anywhere”.

He stated: “Nigeria is too big and blessed to complain about scarcity of food. We have 36 states in the country,the onus lies on our leaders to ensure that we utilize our natural resources”.

He called on the government to start agricultural programmes which would help improve food production while reducing the cost of machinery and food availability mechanisms.

He further added that “the government needs to work in tandem with relevant stakeholders in the country to ensure the acceleration of food production and overall agricultural growth.”

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