President Goodluck Jonathan has announced that the federal government is determined to re-establish agriculture as the economic mainstay and put Nigerians back to work on the farm and in areas of sustainable fisheries and pastoralism.
Mr Jonathan stated this at the third annual National Consultation on Environment, ‘The Politics of Hunger’ in Abuja. The president, who was represented by Ken Saro Wiwa (Jnr), his Special Assistant on International Affairs, said that the government will resist any attempt to introduce any unproven systems and technologies that will have negative impacts on the people and the environment. “As far as the way food is produced, how it is produced, has direct relationship with the ecosystem and our safety; the task of ensuring that it is safe, not contaminated, and not unwholesome requires all hands to be on deck,” he said. Read More