By Ruth Tene Natsa, Abuja
Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has said that he is hopeful that Nigeria will succeed in the effort to promote agric business.
He stated this while briefing newsmen at the 2nd Group Meeting of the Nigeria Zero Hunger Strategic Review 2030, which held in Abuja yesterday.
Chief Obasanjo while reacting to questions on the committee’s activities said, “There were nine sub committees to look at different aspects of the strategy such as research and development, processing and marketing among others where each sub-committee was expected to submit a report”.
“ Where we are now is we asked each sub-committee to submit a report which they did, we pooled the report in a binder and each subcommittee head is to report and present the report and then open the report for discussion.
He enthused that “The hope is that Nigeria will be an agric business success.”
Chief Obasanjo further revealed that the ministers of Agriculture and Health, as well as the governors of Sokoto and Ebonyi all headed sub-committees.
He recalled that the first meeting was held in IITA Ibadan where members broke into nine sub committees to look at different aspects of their mandate.
Also speaking, Alhaji Sani Dangote said the meeting was interesting as issues and challenges on agric. and zero hunger in Nigeria was discussed and solutions were proffered.
He noted that with the former president chairing the strategic Group, “would definitely be a great move to self sufficiency and food security, provided that all the issues discussed are implemented.”