Nigerian billionaire, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has said that Nigeria will soon become the largest exporter of fertiliser in Africa.
Dangote spoke on Monday, April 30, shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari’s meeting with a group of US agricultural business companies.
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He admitted that things have changed under the Buhari government and that the country will soon become the biggest exporter of fertiliser in the continent.
It will be recalled that President Buhari sent a message to Nigerian youths urging them to go into agriculture as that is where the future of the country is heading.
The president said this during his meeting with six agricultural companies in the US on Monday, April 30.
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In a statement issued by Garba Shehu who is the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity on Tuesday, May 1, President Buhari said there will be abundant opportunities for youths in the agricultural sector.
He noted that his discussion with the six US agricultural companies would yield jobs for the youths as the companies were planning to set up branches in Nigeria.
According to him, “We realized, rather belatedly that we ought to have been investing in agriculture. We are now aiming at food security because of our large population. Our youths, the ones who have gone to school and even those that have not, should go to the farm, to earn respect for themselves. Agriculture is providing jobs for millions of our citizens and we are doing well towards the attainment of food security and jobs. The media may not appreciate the work we are doing but we will shock them by the success we are recording.”
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