Amaechi: How I intend to diversify Nigeria’s economy



By Oboh Linus

A presidential aspirant under the All Progressives Congress (APC), Rotimi Amaechi has promised to diversify Nigeria’s economy through agriculture and industrialization.

He stated this on Wednesday during a meeting with Nasarawa State APC statutory delegates in Lafia.

According to him, it is time to change the nation’s economy by focusing on agriculture, building industries; manufacturing and processing industries as well as fabrication in order to create jobs for the teeming youth.

“I will not only focus on agriculture but also create manufacturing and processing industries.

“If you have a poultry farm and turn it into a commercial farm that produces and processes your chickens, you will employ more hands,” he said.

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Amaechi said Nasarawa State was blessed with arable lands suitable for agricultural production, which puts it in a vantage position to change the economy if given the necessary support.

Nigeria needed a president who has the capacity to navigate the country into a prosperous nation, according to him.

Having served in several capacities as two-term governor of Rivers state, and Minister of Transport, Amaechi said he has the capacity to replicate and surpass his achievements if given the opportunity to rule the country.

“As a Minister of Transport, I delivered on Abuja – Kaduna railway, Warri – Itakpe, Lagos – Ibadan, while work is ongoing in Kano – Kaduna and Port Harcourt to Maiduguri railways.

“I have changed the face of Maritime Security and revived the seaports, so I’m tested and trusted, I count on you to vote for me so that together we can move Nigeria to a greater height,” he said.


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