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Obasanjo urges government to  consider agribusiness,says oil cannot cater for Nigeria 



The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, declared that with the continuous growing population of the country, the oil and gas sector can no longer feed the nation.

Obasanjo made this known at the leadership of the apex socio-cultural group in Tivland of Benue State, Mzough U Tiv, MUT, paid him an ‘appreciation and friendship’ visit at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, OOPL, Penthouse residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The former President, in a statement released by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, urged Nigerians to see the country as for all, “to save and restore her to what God has created her to be.”

Obasanjo, while responding to the President-General of the group, Iorbee Ihagh, a retired Police commissioner, said: “Only farming and agribusiness could tackle the nation’s growing population. Farming and agribusiness is what will feed the nation.

“If Nigeria is ready to get it right, the 2023 election should be a turning point. We should not go for emotion that will destroy us.”

Ihagh earlier in his speech stated that the reason for the group’s friendship visit “is basically to interface with you as our former Head of State, a political Pillar, a nationalist and elder statesman to appreciate your overwhelming love, passion and concern you have demonstrated over the Tiv people.”

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