Just last week, a family friend and I had a conversation about how Nigerians are so determined to enjoy ‘oil money’ and have forgotten about agriculture.
Today I read that Governor Ahmed of Kwara said Nigeria cannot move forward without agriculture…I totally agree.
The problem lies in drafting sensible agricultural policies that trickle down to the grassroots in order to create wealth and most importantly, food security. Let’s not forget that going back to agriculture will create employment for thousands.
Maybe states could map out agricultural policies and encourage commercial farming if the federal government is not ready to do so. After all, we practice federalism right?