President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that Nigeria is still facing the challenge of feeding itself and providing raw materials for industries through agriculture.
Buhari made this remark at the opening of the 40th Kaduna International Trade Fair. Buhari pointed out that although agriculture is contributing 25.5 per cent of the Nigeria’s GDP and 50 per cent of its labour force, the nation is still faced with the problem of sustaining itself.
Kaduna International Trade Fair is a 10-day annual event organised by the Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KADCCIMA), where both local and international business ideas and inventions are showcased.
Buhari was represented at the event by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelama.
Buhari pointed out that the creation of a strong linkage between agriculture and industry as a feasible means of bringing about sustainable growth by creating new jobs and improving value addition.