Propcom Mai-karfi’s Team Leader, Collins Apuoyo was interviewed by Daily Trust newspapers on opportunities in rural agriculture in Nigeria. Below is an excerpt:
“The underdevelopment of Nigeria’s agriculture does not negate the fact that opportunities lie therein. If you agree, what are the issues?
I’ll use three very specific examples that present opportunities for not only job creation, but for income-earning as well. First, if you take for instance the shea crop, the bulk of Nigerian shea is picked in the wild and exported straight out of Nigeria into Ghana and other countries. The level of processing of shea is still minimal. Now if you could formalize the shea sector by creating opportunities for investors to invest in local processing of shea in this country, you could actually create quite a lot of value and opportunities and hence create jobs for people.“