Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has reiterated that the future of Nigeria lies in agriculture and not oil and gas.
Ogbeh made the remark on Monday in Gombe during a courtesy visit to the Deputy Governor of Gombe State.
According to him, the demand for Nigeria’s agricultural produce by foreign countries and the efforts of the government to diversify the economy show that the future of the country lies in agriculture and not oil and gas.
He said poverty was the biggest threat to Nigeria’s survival and must be tackled through agriculture.
Charles Iliya, Deputy Governor of Gombe State, commended the Federal Government for the revolution in the agricultural sector.
Iliya appealed to the Federal Government to tackle the farmers-herders clashes so that the recorded progress in the Agric sector would not be eroded.