Nigerian Pastor Oyedepo speaks on agriculture!

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The Bishop of  Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel) Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, has described Nigeria’s over-dependence on imported agriculture produce as dangerous.

Oyedepo who  lamented that   Nigeria that is blessed with abundant resources declared that Nigeria has no need of importing chickens.

He  bemoaned the situation where the country  has  unknowingly imported all kinds of  diseases with the imported food.

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The senior cleric made all these postulation in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State, at the convocation lecture of Landmark University, Omu-Aran.

He stressed that neglecting agriculture would be tantamount to mortgaging the future of Nigeria.

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He however insisted that  the country must invest in agricultural service to create the future of a good dream, which he described as RAW AGRIC PRACTICES

The Cleric noted that if Nigeria is committed and everybody  play his own part in solving the problem of food security, NIGERIA, Africa and the world noting that Africa is the worst hit by the food insecurity ravaging the world.

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Earlier at the event, the convocation lecturer, who is the Managing Partner, Sahel Capital AgriBusiness Managers, Menzuo Nwunei, said  Nigeria is not self-sufficient in food production, as it imports over 45 percent of its food needs.

He said Nigeria’s food imports have historically grown at a rate of 11 per cent per year.

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According to him, the country’s major dependence on food imports is hurting local production, reducing local farmers’ welfare and contributing to increasing unemployment.

He however stressed that  Nigeria’s import dependency is uneconomically sustainable and, therefore, should be unacceptable asserting that though  agriculture is the most important sector of  the  economy, yet it remains dominated by smallholder farmers who operate at a subsistence level.

 

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