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‘Nigeria Is Bedeviled By Grinding Poverty, Spiraling Unemployment And Insecurity’ Of The Abandonment Of Agriculture’ – Afe Babalola



The Founder/Chancellor of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) in Ekiti State, Aare Afe Babalola (SAN), has urged governments at all levels to invest more in agriculture to create jobs.

Babalola said Nigeria can overcome poverty, hunger, and unemployment if governments invest in agriculture, which he said holds a better promise than white collar jobs.

He warned that Nigeria could be listed as a beggarly nation if government policies are not favorable to the Agricultural sector.

The eminent lawyer spoke at the weekend at the grand finale of this year’s Afe Babalola Agricultural Expo (ABA-EX) on ABUAD campus in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Babalola noted that Nigeria is bedeviled by “grinding poverty, spiraling unemployment and insecurity” because of the abandonment of agriculture.

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