According to the Chief Executive Officer of AgroNigeria, Barr. Richard-Mark Mbaram, the Agriculture Sector is Nigeria’s bailout from the economic sabotage laying hold on the success of agribusinesses in the country.
Mbaram stated this in his welcome address at the ongoing Farm2Fork Dialogue at the Banquet Hall, Government House Ilorin, Kwara State, from 3rd to 4th December.
Describing the current state of the country’s economy as “Prodigal”, Mbaram remarked that “Agriculture is Nigeria’s get-out-of-jail free card”.
While lauding the partial closure of Nigeria’s land borders by President Muhammadu Buhari as a bold and decisive step, Mbaram noted that at the level of constructive engagements, there is a need for a few more active steps.
According to him, this was what informed the Farm2Fork Dialogue; to create long-standing solutions to the impediments hindering Agro Commodity businesses in the country.
“The Farm2Fork Dialogue is not a talk shop, we are here to dimension custom-fitted solutions to challenges bedeviling Nigeria’s agribusiness”
Speaking further, he stated that actualizing the commodity ecosystem of our dreams must be prioritized for any meaningful transformation to occur.