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Nigeria set to become the largest producer of Cocoa

Posted: 15 January, 2017 at 02:03 pm
Nigeria set to become the largest producer of Cocoa
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President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government has unveiled it's plans to become the world largest producer and exporter of cocoa.

According to Vanguard,this was disclosed by Chief Audu Ogbeh who is the minister of of agriculture at the launch of the Cocoa Re-launch Committee led by Dr Olayiwola Oluwole in Abuja.

Dr Oluwole who is the chairman of the committee promised the the committee will work tirelessly to achieve the desire.

On his part,the minister said: “In-house here we can say is a shame for us to be number seven on the list of cocoa producers in the world, but we must reverse it to be at the top and that is why we are here. This is the time to do it and no other time than to do it now.

Nigeria aims to be world largest cocoa producer

Nigeria set to become the largest producer of Cocoa

“Cocoa can be grown in many parts of the country. We are going to have cocoa relaunch campaign in March at Ondo State, and we want all cocoa farmers from cocoa producing states to be present.

“We cannot afford to remain seventh cocoa producing nation. We are going to take over from Cote D'Ivoire as the largest cocoa producer in the world.

“We can earn huge foreign exchange from cocoa because oil and gas has done damage to our economy and we have to go back to agriculture to rescue the economy.

“You have to come up with materials that could be used for cocoa production because cocoa can be grown in many parts of the country and presently there are 27 states that can grow cocoa. The cocoa farmers need to be enlightened on what they could do to improve on what they have been doing in the industry.”

Ogbeh expressed confidence in the ability of the committee and said they would be in charge and not the government.

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Is it today that Nigerian leaders have been promising without fulfilling their promises? In short, it's a shameful acts from these so called looters calling themselves leaders. Upon being the world's seventh producing country. Do you see the impact in the life of the masses? Never, Malaysia does not have one-hundredth of what we have but Malaysia has gone. When we are small, we were told Malaysia will come to Nigeria to borrow money and take some of our farm produced like palm kernel, cocoanut and the likes, today, come to Malaysia, they are far better than us as a country in Agriculture, economy, infrastructures, technology, transportation, health, education just to mentioned but few. What is wrong with our leaders? Nigeria has bad leaders and bad followers and with the kind of mind set we have nothing can work in that country if we continue like this. A country that does not put on her thinking cap on cannot be a great one. Malaysia is where they are today, because of great and selfless leaders. Leaders with visions of tomorrow not what I will achieve now, not my own and family leaders. Leaders who will serve and not be served. May God give us such leaders in Nigeria. With what God deposited in Africa generally, no continent should call us second fiddle but because of selfishness and lack of love for God and ourselves we continue in this mess. Africa, in particular Nigeria wake up from your slumber. - drwusu1@gmail.com
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