Peter Obi Advocates Agricultural Investment to Alleviate Poverty in Nigeria

Former Anambra State Governor Peter Obi Advocates for Agricultural Investment to Alleviate Poverty in Nigeria

Former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, has underscored the transformative potential of investing in Nigeria’s agricultural sector to uplift millions from poverty. His remarks came during a recent visit to Kebbi State, where he emphasized the need for strategic investments in agriculture.

Obi praised Kebbi State’s vast agricultural lands, comparing them to Ukraine’s successful grain exports to Nigeria. He urged the Kebbi State government and stakeholders to prioritize agricultural investments, highlighting agriculture’s capacity to address insecurity, poverty, inflation, and food scarcity.

Advocating for a shift from oil dependency, Obi emphasized Nigeria’s vast uncultivated land, especially in the northern region. He stated that effective agricultural production could significantly reduce poverty, enhance food security, and stimulate economic stability through foreign exchange earnings.

During his visit, Obi provided Ramadan breakfast to 100 Muslim faithful and commissioned a solar-powered borehole, showcasing his commitment to community development. He also met with Kebbi State Governor Nasir Idris and the Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammad Illiyasu Bashar, who praised Obi’s insights and urged Nigerian leaders to heed his recommendations for national prosperity.

Obi’s visit highlights the critical role of agriculture in Nigeria’s economic development and underscores the potential for strategic investments to drive positive change and sustainable growth.

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