God allowed recession to boost Nigeria’s agriculture — APC National Chairman
The National Chairman of APC, Chief John Odigie- Oyegun, has described the current recession in the country as the handiwork of God, acknowledging that the situation has forced government at all levels to invest in agriculture, adding that the nation will be one of the biggest exporters of farm produce in the next two years.
He stated this at the 61st Annual General Meeting of ADAN at the University of Benin, Benin City. He said: “It is no longer a matter of choice that we must divert to agriculture.
Agriculture is about 70% of our growth and if we can generate even a 3% growth, which marches the rate of our population growth, then you would have stabilized the whole vision.
But if you can make it 4%, 5%, you would have changed the living standard of the majority of Nigerians. Agriculture is a big business that we can profit from and we thank God for bringing us to this state. Today, agriculture has become the Cinderella and we are committed to making it an alternative source of income.”