A retired Deputy Director of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Bishop Fred Adoyi on Monday said that there would be food revolution in the country next year if all Nigerians are encouraged to embrace agriculture.
Adoyi said in Makurdi while receiving an award of honour from the National Farmers,
Export, Cooperative Congress (NAFECC) that with the increase of farm produce in some states of the federation such as, Kebbi this
year, there won’t be any fear of famine in 2017 as being speculated in certain quarters.
He opined that the country would witness reduction of food crisis next year following the current increase in production of food
crops in several states occasioned by the support received from the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led administration and states government.
The ex-banker now turned Bishop of Mount Zion of Fire Church in Makurdi stressed the need for the federal government to sustain
the effort of revolutionising the agricultural sector by encouraging every Nigerian such as civil servants, schools, corp members and public servants to own a farm.
According to him, with the involvement of everyone and encouragement from the governments to provide necessary farm inputs while banks reduces loan interest rate to between one and nine percent, there would be inevitable revolution in food production in the country such that will grow the nation’s GDP and increase internal reserve.