Venezuela Envoy: Nigeria has no reason to be poor
The Venezuelan Ambassador to Nigeria, David Velasquez has said that Nigeria has no reason to be poor with her vast endowments in agriculture.
Velasquez was speaking at a 3-day international agricultural technology exhibition held in collaboration with the State of Osun government.
It was an exhibition and conference organized to develop the Nigerian economy through diversification.
The Venezuela envoy said Nigeria is fortunate to be blessed with favourable climate, fertile land, experienced manpower and high yielding seedlings that can easily curtail youth unemployment and boost the economy of the country.
According to him, his country is participating in the event because there is the need for cross fertilization of ideas and products.
The State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola expressed his commitment towards making Osun State the hub of agriculture and food basket of the nation.
Other speakers at the programme want the bulk of Nigeria’s budgetary allocation earmarked to the agriculture sector.