President-elect, General Mohammadu Buhari has been called upon to set up modalities that would encourage effective youth participation in agriculture, NaijaAgroNet reports.
NaijaAgroNet learnt that this call was made by an economist, Mr. Okechukwu Unegbu, on Thursday during an interview session with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He said that there is much attention given to oil, as such, ignoring other sectors which would have increased the productive economy of the nation.
“This country has so much in terms of solid minerals and agriculture but because oil was bringing in cheap money, we decided to close our eyes to those areas. The government should fashion out a course whereby we will get away from depending sorely on oil.’’
NaijaAgroNet gathered that he further advised the incoming government to speed up actions that would cub corruption in the country. Unegbu noted that corruption was one of the major causes of most of the sufferings faced by Nigerians and should be the main focus of the new government.
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