The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Thursday declared that Agriculture has the key to salvaging Nigeria from its current economic hardship.Speaking in Port Harcort, Rivers State, on the sidelines of the 12th edition of the All Nigerian Editors Conference, ANEC, the Minister said that the President Buhari’s-led government had enough political will and the technical know-how that would change the fortune of the Nigerian economy.
“The government has a clear-cut agenda; it also has the will to drive a system that will lead to economic prosperity for the country,’’ he said.
According to him, the choice of the theme for the editors’ conference was well thought out, and shows that the media are indeed an agenda setter.
Mohammed expressed the hope that the conference would produce ideas that would form part of the government’s programme on agriculture.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that more than 300 editors are attending the conference with the theme: “Economic Diversification, Agriculture as option for a prosperous Nigeria.’’