FG: Di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion mat­ter of ur­gency

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Isi­aka Wak­ili

Vice Pres­i­dent Yemi Os­in­bajo has said that di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion of the econ­omy is a mat­ter of ur­gency which the fed­eral gov­ern­ment has re­alised.

Os­in­bajo said at the State House in Abuja yes­ter­day while meet­ing with a group of Nige­rian and Mex­i­can agro busi­ness­men:

“Pres­i­dent Buhari has said it re­peat­edly that agri­cul­ture and solid min­er­als, es­pe­cially agri­cul­ture is our eco­nomic way out. This is the pres­i­dent’s vi­sion, and our job, the rest of us, is to look for ways to get that dream ac­tu­alised. Pres­i­dent Buhari is ready to sup­port the agri­cul­tural plans in any way nec­es­sary.”

Os­in­bajo as­sured that the gov­ern­ment would en­sure con­ducive cus­toms and im­mi­gra­tion poli­cies to achieve the vi­sion.

He noted that Pres­i­dent Buhari had set up the Pres­i­den­tial Coun­cil on the Ease of Do­ing Busi­ness to at­tract lo­cal and for­eign in­vestors.

The vice pres­i­dent ex­pressed op­ti­mism that with the ex­pe­ri­ence of the Mex­i­can com­pany, Car­los, the plans and pro­jec­tions tabled at the meet­ing would be at­tained.

Un­der the plan, Wells Farm will part­ner with Car­los in sev­eral agri­cul­tural busi­ness ini­tia­tives and em­ploy about 85,000 Nige­ri­ans.

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