Gov. Uduaghan urges Nigerians to pay attention to agriculture

The governor said that his administration had ensured that more farmers benefit from government programmes in the state that were targeted toward agricultural development

 

Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta on Thursday urged Nigerians to pay greater attention to agriculture to reduce unemployment in the country.

Uduaghan gave the advice in Asaba, while declaring open the 2015 Delta Trade Exposition tagged “Trade Beyond Oil.’’

He was represented by the Commissioner for Special Duties, Government House, Prof. Hope Eghagha at the occasion.

The governor said that agriculture would not only guarantee food security but create jobs for the people, especially the youths.

“I am optimistic that if we give attention to agriculture, apart from food security, a lot of jobs will be created for our teeming youth population,’’ he said.

Uduaghan therefore urged Nigerians to look beyond the oil sector and concentrate on agriculture for employment and business.

He said that the discovery of oil in the Niger Delta region led to the abandonment of agriculture as well as small and medium scale enterprises.

“With the unstable international oil market and the awareness that the oil wells could dry up, my administration resolved to pursue the policy of Delta Beyond Oil,’’ he said.

The governor said that his administration had ensured that more farmers benefit from government programmes in the state that were targeted toward agricultural development.

He commended organisers of the exposition, saying it would provide businesses and individuals a one-stop opportunity and promotional forum to sell their products and services. (NAN).

Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta on Thursday urged Nigerians to pay greater attention to agriculture to reduce unemployment in the country.

Uduaghan gave the advice in Asaba, while declaring open the 2015 Delta Trade Exposition tagged “Trade Beyond Oil.’’

He was represented by the Commissioner for Special Duties, Government House, Prof. Hope Eghagha at the occasion.

The governor said that agriculture would not only guarantee food security but create jobs for the people, especially the youths.

“I am optimistic that if we give attention to agriculture, apart from food security, a lot of jobs will be created for our teeming youth population,’’ he said.

Uduaghan therefore urged Nigerians to look beyond the oil sector and concentrate on agriculture for employment and business.

He said that the discovery of oil in the Niger Delta region led to the abandonment of agriculture as well as small and medium scale enterprises.

“With the unstable international oil market and the awareness that the oil wells could dry up, my administration resolved to pursue the policy of Delta Beyond Oil,’’ he said.

The governor said that his administration had ensured that more farmers benefit from government programmes in the state that were targeted toward agricultural development.

He commended organisers of the exposition, saying it would provide businesses and individuals a one-stop opportunity and promotional forum to sell their products and services. (NAN).

 

 

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