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Cashew Exporters Makes Case For Visionary Agric Minister

Posted: Jul 27, 2015 at 12:33 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Oyeniran Apata Lagos

The National Cashew Association Of Nigeria (NCAN)., has expressed concern and appealed to President Mohammadu Buhari to ensure the ministry of agriculture is entrusted in the hands of a visionary and creative professional.

Speaking with Daily Independent, Spokesperson of the association and Chief Executive Officer, Universal Quest Nigeria, Mr. Sotonye Anga, stated that the country needs an agriculture minister who must be ready to surpass past records and be creative enough to make the country feed her million citizens.

“For the office of the Minister of Agriculture we need a visionary leader, who is experienced and skilled in the field of Agri-business as well as determined to drive growth in the sector, creatively attract and engage youths in different aspects of Agribusiness and provide an enabling environment for private sector agribusinesses to thrive.

“Considering the place and importance of Agriculture, Nigerians and indeed the world are watching to see who President Muhammadu Buhari will appoint as minister to head this all important ministry. It is important to also note that ‘until Nigeria gets to a point where we produce enough to feed our over 180 million people and be food secured, any government in power would rather do more,

Anga who projected that Nigeria can effectively feed her citizens and depend less on imported foods added that ‘achieving food security does not require a decade; I believe it can be done in less than 2 years’.