By Henry Daniel
“Agriculture must be given top priority by the government at all levels giving farmers, inventors, and manufacturers all the necessary support to speed up the production of goods and services if Nigeria must free itself from recession. ”
Professor Magnus Kpakol, gave this advice when he spoke on, “Government Priorities and Citizens’ Expectations in 2021”, AIT, People Politics & Power, program.
“We need both global and inter-State partnerships to boost local production of goods and services. Agriculture should be given top priority; young people in post-primary and secondary schools should be taught how to make research in various fields for economic development.
Kpakol who was the Chief Economic Advisor to former President Olusegun Obasanjo pointed out that sacking service chiefs are not the solution but intelligence gathering, adding, “people need to be engaged in productive ventures to reduce the crime rate.
He said that indiscriminate defection from one Political party to another (by political leaders) with its attendant war of words and confusion does not in any way encourage investments in the country.