President Muhammadu Buhari has said the country is ready to place agriculture before crude oil so as to aid in the steadying of the economy. On Monday, he called on Nigerians to support his government in ensuring that agriculture is made the mainstay of the country’s economy due to the fall in oil prices. This is actually good news for stakeholders as various calls have been made for the Buhari administration to focus less on oil and more on diversification.
Buhari made the call while declaring open the 8th Bola Tinubu colloquium held at the International Conference Center, ICC, in Abuja. Nigeria’s president has reiterated his administration’s resolve to prioritize agriculture so as to ensure that the country is sufficient in the production of rice, wheat among other crops. He encouraged investors to commit to agricultural production so as to support his government’s plan. So far, China has expressed intent to invest in the country’s ever growing alternative markets.

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