I have always dreamt of Nigeria being part of a nation that accounts for about 20% of global food production
We are already the world’s sixth largest farms goods producer and have a key advantage when it comes to producing tropical crops
As we speak we are the world’s number one producer of cassava, yam, shea...
When it comes to corn production, we are not doing too badly as we are the 11th largest maize producer in the world with an annual crop of about 11m tonnes
However, our production costs are too high, making imports from countries like the US, Canada, Brazil, Argentina and India cheaper. If you are a Nigerian food...
Under this scheme, the five states of the southeast geo-political zone will float a finance house called Ogbunigwe Bank. It will hand out loans to small businesses with a maximum interest rate of 5%
Every year, at least 200 Abriba and Ohafia cobblers will be sent to China to be trained on modern shoe production. The...
A double decker molue that can rival Volvo buses in terms of quality
A pepper grinding and corn milling machine
A cocoa shelling machine
Air conditioned bus stop booths
Double decker railway carriages
An egusi shelling machine
A machine that removes maize from the cob
A cassava and yam peeling...
We have a 60% literacy rate today. At independence, I doubt if up to 5% of the population was literate. I am sure that for many middle aged Nigerians today, their parents were the first people to get an education in their families
Nigeria currently has 150 universities. At independence we only had one because the...
Tell all the state governors that as from October 1, we plan to scrap the federal allocation regime. They thus have to get their states self-reliant
Scrap government subsidies on all religious pilgrimages. If you want to go to Saudi Arabia or Israel, you are on your own
Scrap all government payments to traditional...
Yam - 80m tonnes
Onions - 10m tonnes
Coconuts - 10m tonnes
Groundnuts - 5m tonnes
Cocoa - 2m tonnes
Kolanuts - 300,000 tonnes
Cassava - 80,000 tonnes
Millet - 20,000 tonnes
Sorghum - 20,000 tonnes
Whether we like it or not, we have to become a major manufacturer in the agro-allied sector. We need...
The largest black nation on earth with a population in excess of 200m
Africa’s largest economy with a gross domestic product (GDP) estimated to total $514bn in 2021 by the IMF
Estimated to become the third most populous country in the world by 2050 behind China and India
The one nation that can rally the 1.2m...
I would tell all the state governors that as from October 1, we plan to scrap the federal allocation regime. They thus have nine months to get their states self-reliant
I would scrap government subsidies on all religious pilgrimages. If you want to go to Saudi Arabia or Israel, you are on your own
I would scrap all...
Nigeria is estimated (we do not even have exact figures) to earn about $37bn a year from the sale of petroleum products. I for one have no doubt in my mind whatsoever that if we turned off the oil taps today, agriculture alone could generate that figure.
We are the world's sixth largest agricultural producer for a food...