Oil is gone, embrace agric, Ex-President Obasanjo urges Nigerians

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday advised Nigerians and the government at all levels to promote agricultural production in order to fast-track social and economic development.

This, he said, was because the crude oil that was Nigeria’s economic mainstay “is gone forever.”

According to Punch news, The former President said this shortly after he performed the groundbreaking ceremony of the School for Children with Special Needs, a project of the Catholic Diocese of Makurdi, at Igbor, Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State.

The ex-President, however, warned that Nigeria would not attain the desired level of socio-economic development until issues of spirituality and morality were accorded equal attention as governance.

According to him, it is imperative for the church and state governments to always collaborate on issues of socio-economic development in order to grow the economy of the states.

He said in a situation where those who needed special attention were always neglected just because they did not form associations would not augur well for the nation.

Obasanjo said this group should be empowered so they could become useful to themselves in particular, and to the nation in general.

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