IKOLE (EKITI) – An expert on agriculture, Emmanuel Ajayi, has urged Nigeria’s President- elect, Mohammed Buhari, to build on the achievements of President Goodluck Jonathan in the agriculture sector.
Ajayi, who gave the advice on Wednesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ikole, Ekiti , said the outgoing administration had transformed the agriculture sector.
He said that the impact of the transformation effort had begun to manifest, calling on the incoming government to sustain the momentum by evolving new policies that would enhance the sector.
Ajayi also canvassed that proper attention should be given to major crops that had earned huge revenue in the 1960s such as cocoa, groundnut and kolanut.
“ The revival of production of these crops alone will assist government to recover from the present economic doldrums and provide employment for millions of Nigerians,’’ he noted
Ajayi stressed that massive investment in the agriculture sector was the fastest and easiest way to revive the economy.
He urged the president-elect to avoid political jobbers while allowing technocrats to initiate policies that would usher in economic prosperity.
Ajayi further urged Nigerians to be patient with the new administration so that the legacy of peace being witnessed would be sustained. (NAN)