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

Published On: January 31, 2016, 7:55 am
Author: Daniel Bosai
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-- Online (m) at 31-01-2016 07:55AM

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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”.



-- adeniyisau (m) at 31-01-2016 08:15AM
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Yes
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-- DAMILARE100 (m) at 31-01-2016 08:47AM
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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 (f) at 31-01-2016 09:02AM
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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 (m) at 31-01-2016 09:19AM
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bf nko.....oil don go....
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-- Haso112 (m) at 31-01-2016 09:23AM
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Agriculture to support the revenues generated from OIL... I say a BIG YES to that...!
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-- Ennyolalekan (m) at 31-01-2016 09:28AM
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how I wish
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-- Trueyarn (m) at 31-01-2016 09:41AM
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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 (m) at 31-01-2016 10:07AM
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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 Online (m) at 31-01-2016 11:04AM
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ooh una just dey wake up abi!! make una keep dying on OIL na
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-- princedafe (m) at 31-01-2016 11:24AM
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please TB Joshua said that last year.

Another Senseless
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-- princedafe (m) at 31-01-2016 11:25AM
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please TB Joshua said that last year.

Another Senseless
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-- okatee (m) at 31-01-2016 03:33PM
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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 (m) at 31-01-2016 05:19PM
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the end of de road for nigeria Grin Grin Grin
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-- nwaafoigbo (m) at 31-01-2016 05:21PM
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wellcome to biafra land.....de land of hope and wisdom.......god bless biafra
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-- osarobo62 (m) at 31-01-2016 06:29PM
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our leaders have known this since 1960, but incompetence and greed have blocked their visions
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-- willyking (m) at 31-01-2016 07:27PM
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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 (m) at 31-01-2016 08:27PM
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Quote from: okata matthew on 31-01-2016 03:33PM
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 (f) at 7-02-2016 05:42PM
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Yes,Agriculture one of the way forward for a better nigeria.
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-- ujmaria (f) at 7-02-2016 11:53PM
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Bitter truth
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