Agriculture will take Nigeria out of Recession: VP Osinbajo
Speaking at the inauguration of the Multi-Billion Naira Agro Green House farm in Taraba State, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said that agriculture is the sector that will pull Nigeria out of the current recession as it has the potential to permanently take the country out of this economic situation.
He said that “the green house project I have seen today is a victory for science and technology in the development of agriculture in the country. It is one of the smartest ways of producing vegetables and with it, Nigeria would meet its vegetables needs and export to other African countries,”.
He added that agriculture is one of the major ways of creating quality jobs for the youths and this will help reduce youth unemployment.
The Agro Green House Farm project was initiated and constructed by Governor Darius Ishaku and the VP commended him for seeing this project through.
Governor Ishaku in his speech said that agriculture which is the backbone of the state, stating that Taraba State has the capacity to produce rice which will meet the demand for the whole nation.
He also went on to say that out of the entire 54,473km land mass of the state, 30,000 km is suitable for sugar and rice plantation and that the state government will require about N30 billion to achieve its objective in the production of rice.
The governor also said that the Green House Project is already supplying high-quality vegetables to major cities like Lagos, Abuja, and Kaduna and has employed 500 agriculture graduates in the state.