Nigeria’s government to focus on farmlands

From contributing an estimated 80% to the Nigerian economy in the 1960s, agricultural production now accounts for a tiny fraction of the nation’s wealth. Alas, the rise of crude oil as the economy’s backbone left vast farmlands abandoned by rural folks seeking a share of the oil wealth in urban centres. Environmental degradation in various forms worsened the situation. Now, the central government has said that it will reverse the trend, repair farmlands and equipment and put Nigerians back to work on the farms. Read more here.


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