Sunday, January 24, 2021
Nigeria Must Embrace Agriculture For Economy Diversification – Kolade

Story By Joshua Adetunji

The 2019 Oyo central senatorial aspirant on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) during the 2019 General elections and now member representing Oyo State at the Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Commission, Abuja, Hon Bimbo Kolade has described agriculture as one of the most beffiting sector Nigeria economy can be diverted into, after crude.

Hon Kolade stated this while featuring on a radio programme tagged ” Gbagede Oselu” on Amuludun FM Ibadan on Wednesday.

Hon Kolade said the federal government under the leadership of President Buhari is diversifying from crude oil to business to some other mineral resources to enhance a healthy economic growth in the country.

Commenting on why Nigeria is not generating funds from Tourism like some countries, Hon Kolade explained that majority of Nigeria’s Tourism centres which he considered as natural resources is being hindered by bad road that leads to them with no relaxing and conducive facilities like hotels, established around the centres which made it difficult for tourists to consider them.

The former commissioner in the state disclosed that part of his contribution to where he serves is the timely disbursement of both state and local governments allocations that had so far enhanced timely payment of salaries.

He also added that Federal Government is working on paying December salaries as early as possible.

Also, on current recession, Hon Kolade attributed the acts of hooliganism by unscrupulous people which makes Nigeria Government to keep spending on what has been completed earlier, hence, delaying the emergence of a new project.

He however implored Nigerians to exercise patience and never to lose hope as he described the Lagos-Ibadan railway which has been launched and some other revived projects as a symbol of hope that Federal Government is working tirelessly to end recession.

While admonishing Nigerians, Hon Kolade enjoined Nigerians to be thankful for life and not to bite more than they can chew in the name of celebration.

He also advised that security issues shouldn’t be considered as Federal Government’s affair alone but individual’s responsibility as well in order to protect life’s and property.

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