Yes Or Nah? Agriculture Is The Answer To Nigeria's Economic Troubles - Bishop Oyedepo

Published 3 years ago by: Daniel Bosai
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at 07:55 AM, 31/01/2016 (3 years ago)

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The Chancellor, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Bishop David Oyedepo, has lamented the poor state of Nigeria’s economy. He tasked the Federal Government to explore the unlimited opportunities in agriculture to resolve the problem.



Speaking at the sixth matriculation ceremony of Landmark University, Oyedepo said this became necessary because food insecurity is a major global concern as over one billion people are suffering from starvation and malnutrition.

“Regrettably, Nigeria has transitioned from being a self-sufficient food country to being a worrisome net importer of agricultural produce. According to the Governor, Central Bank, Mr Godwin Emefiele, Nigeria’s annual report bill has risen above N630B. The current Nigeria situation, following the crash in crude oil prices at the international market with its attendant depreciation of naira, has further validated our consistent commitment to driving agriculture as a panacea for economic downturn,” Oyedepo, who was represented by the Vice Chancellor, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Professor Kayode Ayo, said.

In her speech, the Vice Chancellor of Landmark University, Professor Aize Obayan, tasked the 513 matriculating students to “lay right now a solid foundation for academic excellence and good conduct which are essential ingredients of a quality campus life and glorious future”.

She further urged the students to, “key into the agricultural revolution of the university bearing in mind that agriculture will remain a critical industry for sustainable development”.

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adeniyisau at 08:15 AM, 31/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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Yes
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DAMILARE100 at 08:47 AM, 31/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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Very YES, also those three of those private jets of his should be sold and use for charity.
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angesco at 09:02 AM, 31/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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No.
Agriculture will not sustain Nigeria. Dependence on agriculture alone will draw us even more behind in the world. The world is moving on everyday - Nigeria is lagging behind! The problem really is that in any field Nigeria has the potential to succeed in, fraudsters and corruption steal our limelight and turn the nation into a laughing stock around the world. We are too eager to please foriegners to the detriment of developing our own homegrown talents. A rich Nigerian will want to buy Arsenal but no rich Englishman can even name a local Nigerian football team. Our wealth is ALL over the world but NONE banked in Nigeria!
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emma4love3 at 09:19 AM, 31/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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bf nko.....oil don go....
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Haso112 at 09:23 AM, 31/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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Agriculture to support the revenues generated from OIL... I say a BIG YES to that...!
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Ennyolalekan at 09:28 AM, 31/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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how I wish
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Trueyarn at 09:41 AM, 31/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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He has a vital point on this one,let the government embrace agriculture,our lands are fertile.
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kenosas at 10:07 AM, 31/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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sometimes I do concur with what trumps said that Nigeria needs another century to recolonise before we will really know what is govt and how to govenance a nation, upon all the sources Nigerians have we are still wallowing in a serious economy breakdown, poverty is part of our life we even adhere to as normal life...well,they mention agriculture,yes it is one of the economy sustainability of a nation,but like a country Nigeria we have all its takes to live on without tearing,but because of our wicked mind what do be done will remain undone.​
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gogoman at 11:04 AM, 31/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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ooh una just dey wake up abi!! make una keep dying on OIL na
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princedafe at 11:24 AM, 31/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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please TB Joshua said that last year.

Another Senseless
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princedafe at 11:25 AM, 31/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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please TB Joshua said that last year.

Another Senseless
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okatee at 03:33 PM, 31/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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IT WILL BE A GUD IDEA IF NAIJA GOVT WILL COMBINE OIL ND AGRICULTURE 2GEDA. 50-50.
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nwaafoigbo at 05:19 PM, 31/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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the end of de road for nigeria Grin Grin Grin
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nwaafoigbo at 05:21 PM, 31/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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wellcome to biafra land.....de land of hope and wisdom.......god bless biafra
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osarobo62 at 06:29 PM, 31/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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our leaders have known this since 1960, but incompetence and greed have blocked their visions
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willyking at 07:27 PM, 31/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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Do we need some one to say this open truth to this new goverment, is just that they are dumb not to be talking about agriculture at this time
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DAMILARE100 at 08:27 PM, 31/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: okata matthew on 03:33 PM, 31/01/2016
IT WILL BE A GUD IDEA IF NAIJA GOVT WILL COMBINE OIL ND AGRICULTURE 2GEDA. 50-50.
...oil will become useless in decade to come
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zezprincess at 05:42 PM, 7/02/2016 (3 years ago)
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Yes,Agriculture one of the way forward for a better nigeria.
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ujmaria at 11:53 PM, 7/02/2016 (3 years ago)
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Bitter truth
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