VP Osinbajo woos Russian farmers

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Published on November 10, 2016 by pmnews   ·   No Comments

Nigeria's Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo

Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, invited Russian farmers to invest in Nigeria, produce and export to Europe to earn foreign exchange.

Osinbajo told a Russian delegation which visited him at the State House, Abuja, that “we are just six hours away from Europe by air. Vegetables and flour can be exported to Europe from here; from our local markets.”

The vice president told the Russian delegation, led by Mr Alexander Tkachev, the Russian Minister of Agriculture, that the availability of arable land in Nigeria made the case for improved local agricultural production highly imperative.

Osinbajo noted that although foreign exchange was a major constraint, it was more reasonable to produce locally, rather than continue to import, with its significant…

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