FG open to partnership that’ll make Nigeria world food basket, says Osinbajo

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the Federal Government is open to partnerships and initiatives that will make Nigeria actualise its potential of being the food basket of the world.

Osinbajo said this while receiving a delegation of Chinese investors and officials from the African Development Bank at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday.

It was gathered by The News Agency of Nigeria that the Chinese investors are in the country at the instance of AfDB to commence the processes of investing in Nigeria’s agricultural sector under an Agro-industrial initiative.

The Vice President expressed the Federal Government committed to developing a thriving agro-industrial sector.

He said, “Nigeria is a place where there is tremendous opportunity; we have the ninth largest arable land in the world and most of that is still largely untouched.

“We have a tremendous potential of being the food basket of the world but a lot of that will depend on how we are able to get high quality inputs, seedling and others.

“It will also depend on how we are able to use technology, especially the benefits of industrial agriculture to our advantage.

“We believe very strongly that this partnership is the one that will deliver the kind of growth, the kind of quantum leap we are looking forward to.

“We think that with your partnership with us, especially the agro-allied aspect of it, if it works very well, we can achieve a lot.

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