01-08-2014 00:05 AM | Nigeria

Nigeria aims to transform agricultural sector

Nigeria’s government plans to wean the country from years of overdependence on oil production by transforming the agricultural sector into the cornerstone of the economy, according to Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina.

Some Nigerians say lack of leadership and political will by several governments led to the neglect of the agricultural sector, the backbone of the country’s economy before the discovery of oil. Nigeria is currently Africa’s biggest oil producer.
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