Experts identify problems hampering agribusiness
Resource persons at the just concluded National Business Summit in Kano state have identified inconsistency in policy making, shortage of fertilizer and lack of political will as some of the major reasons why agriculture is not thriving in the north even though the region is agriculturally blessed.
The President of Kaduna State Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Abdul Alimi Bello, while reviewing the papers presented at the summit yesterday, said northern governors and all stakeholders in the agric sector need to wake up from their deep slumber to improve agricultural activities for commercial purposes.
“North must wake up from its slumber and face agriculture will all seriousness if at all we are serious to make it a source of revenue.
Fertilizer is one of our major problems regarding agriculture in the region.
“Our farmers also need to be train on how to use fertilizer appropriately. Nigeria has a serious fertilizer problem in relation to its usage without experimentation or assessment and unless we address this problem, our aim to develop this country agriculturally could hardly be achieved,” he said.