'Nigeria’s dependence on oil is a disaster'
Minister of Agriculture Akinwunmi Adesina, has said Nigeria’s dependence on oil is a disaster to the country’s economic growth.
He said due to the development, successive administrations in the country abandoned non-oil products such as cocoa, cassava, palm oil, among others that made Nigeria great in the First Republic.
Adesina said this during the 6th Annual Lecture of Wilson Badejo Foundation in Lagos on Tuesday.
The minister, represented by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Mrs. Ibukun Odushote, said Nigeria had lost its leadership position in agriculture because of oil.
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One would assume that it was his job to use the Oil money to further develop infrastructure to promote and make farming more attractive. This is only our opinion!!