Nigeria’s Minister of state for agriculture, Heineken Lokpobiri has guaranteed that agriculture will be the nation’s economic hero.
The Minister who made this assertion during a facility tour to the Atlantic Shrimps Farm in Badagry, Lagos stated that Nigeria can reclaim her lost glory from Agriculture, far more than it was over the years.
Commending the efforts of the owners of the farms, he noted that substantial investment in the sector has not only started increasing foreign earnings, but has provided jobs for over 1000 Nigerian youths.
The minister expressed that with this renewed interest to diversify the economy through agriculture Nigerians and interested expatriates should for more investments in the sector which he described as the surest alternative avenue for wealth creation, employment generation, food security and wellness.
He also stated that government would entrench all efforts to support and promote investment in Nigeria.