Peter Obi: Self Sufficiency In Food Production Is Achievable In Nigeria

Peter Obi

LAGOS NOVEMBER 26TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The former Governor of Anambra State and the Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mr. Peter Obi has assured Nigerians that the country can achieve self-sufficiency in food production.
Obi who gave the assurance while speaking to journalists during a seminar organised by Zero Hunger Initiative in Sokoto on Monday, said self sufficiency in food production can be achieve in the country once Nigerians, the government and the governed, start to take agriculture seriously.
He assured that if elected, the government of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar would focus on reinvigoration of Agric sector having done extensive background study on the gaps in that sector and how it will be filled.
He again bemoaned the level of the development of Nigeria, insisting that any country in the world that cannot feed her citizens should not be regarded as a developing country.
Obi said that when Nigeria was compared to other countries of the world in all indices of development, that it became clear that a lot were still needed to be done by succession of Nigerian leaders since, according to him, “meaningful development required sustained and long period of uninterrupted good.”
Obi further said that the progress of Nigeria lied in translating its natural endowment to tools for development.
His words: “Every day, we talk about Nigeria being a country blessed by God with large expanse of arable land, good and benign climate, evenly distributed seasons of the year, among others, but the irony of our development is that we are yet to harness those natural endowments. “One way to cure ourselves of this malady is by electing capable leaders. This is why I keep advocating Chinese model, where people are elected to higher offices after they have manifestly done well in lower offices.”
Obi rounded the Seminar by visiting the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, who urged Obi to keep up the spirit of tolerance, humility, accommodation, love and humility and he is known for in Nigeria.

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