Agriculture alternative to over-dependence on oil – Dickson



Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa, on Monday, said investment in the agriculture sector was the only alternative ticket that could take Nigeria out of its current recession, instead of dependence on oil.

The governor made the assertion at Igbogene, a suburb in the outskirts of Yenagoa, during the 21st Farmers’ Day celebration under the auspices of Nigerian Agip Oil Company’s(NAOC) Green River Project (GRP).

Dickson, represented by his deputy, Rear Admiral John Jonah (rtd.), urged Nigerians to embrace agricultural revolution sweeping across states of the nation, as a way of realising sustainable socio-economic development.

”I was very impressed with what I saw here because it is in line with what Bayelsa state government stand for.

”With this, I state that there is no other way to go in this country today. The only route to go to achieve prosperity is…

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