Invest in Agriculture to Reduce Poverty, Niger NACCIMA DG Advises

Laleye Dipo in Minna

The Director-General of Niger State Chapter of the Nigerian Association of Chamber of Commerce Industries Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) Mr. Salihu Adamu, has recognized large funding in agriculture by the federal government and optimistic involvements of Nigerians in agriculture and farming because the shortest highway to scale back poverty, which the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), not too long ago put at 130 million folks.  

Adamu, who spoke in Minna yesterday in opposition to the backdrop of the disclosure by the NBS, mentioned that authorities ought to instantly clear a whole bunch of hectares of land and allocate identical to Nigerians for farming in addition to giving them free farm inputs for planting.

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He mentioned that faculties throughout the nation ought to compulsorily have farms to be managed by pupils and college students.

He mentioned that aside from these farms producing sufficient for consumption, surpluses to be recorded can be obtainable for export thereby producing earnings and lowering poverty.

Adamu mentioned: “Our surest way out of poverty is farming, we should take cultivation of food and cash crop more serious.” 

He additionally urged authorities to intensify its struggle in opposition to insecurity, which he mentioned is a serious contribution to the rise in poverty in the nation.

Adamu mentioned that many ready bodied Nigerians, particularly youths, have migrated from the agricultural areas to the city centres for his or her security however are jobless with nothing to eat.

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Describing the newly redesigned nationwide currencies as one of the best factor that has occurred to the financial system, Adamu urged that the federal government shouldn’t place any ceiling on the quantum of the outdated notes Nigerians might deposit in the banks. 

The NACCIMA DG introduced plans to organise a debate for all governorship candidates in the state in January 2023.

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