Recession exit: FG thanks farmers, urges reduction in food prices
The Federal Government has commended farmers across the country for their contribution toward exiting the country from recession.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the National Bureau of Statistics released a report indicating the exit of the country from recession with agriculture being one of the contributing factors.
Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, while briefing newsmen in Abuja on Friday, said that both small holders and big time farmers contributed immensely to the exit.
Ogbeh, however, appealed to farmers, middlemen and traders to avoid indiscriminate increase in the price of food items.He said that Federal Government would not impose price control on food prices, noting that the only option was to improve food production.
According to him, agriculture is contributory and we will continue to contribute but government is not falling asleep.“I also want to thank Nigerians, especially the farmers (big and small), who have yielded the call of Mr President to return to the farms. They have done amazing things.