Saturday, December 17, 2005

Nigeria's agricultural revolution

Impressed by the success of the commercial farming initiative of Governor Bukola Saraki of Kwara State, President Olusegun Obasanjo would today hold a retreat with all the state governors in Kaduna to explore the possibility of replicating the initiative in other states.

Prior to the retreat, Adamu had disclosed that the Presidency after his visit to the state to assess the progress of the Zimbabwe Farmers had met with the expatriate farmers at Aso Rock where he had recommended the commercial farming initiative to 12 states and had directed them come to Kwara to see things for themselves. He stressed that in its determination to ensure the success of the White Farmers programme, the federal government had set up a technical committee to advise and added that funding would play critical roles in the success of the programme.

Bello praised the white farmers for putting the nation on the world map of agriculture revolution and added that agriculture remained the mainstay of the nation's economy, "it is growing at a faster rate because it holds the key to job creation and poverty reduction." Visiting Nassarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Adamu expressed excitement at the prospects of the commercial farming initiative and said, "from today, I wish to announce to you that the government and people of Nassarawa State having come and seen the good efforts of these farmers and what they have done within 10 months which we cannot do in 10 years we are on board."

If Mugabe had any dignity, he would dig a very deep hole and jump in it.

Read it all and cry for Zimbabwe.

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1 comment:

Green_Leader said...

Glad to see they are making a go of it there. Thanks for the good article. Cheers!