Veteran Nollywood actor Victor Osuagwu has urged the Nigerian Federal Government to reduce the unemployment rate in the country by investing in agriculture.
This he revealed at an event organized by the African Farmers and Cultural Organization in Isolo Lagos on Friday.
Mr Osuagwu said the government should invest more in farming.
The actor also urged Nigerians to embrace Agriculture for a better future.
“If you go to Europe, a lot of people are farming and that is why they don’t lack food. They have varieties of farm foods to eat but the case here in Nigeria is different. Everybody wants to work in a bank or Oil Company and the other areas are being neglected. So, I give kudos to AFCO empowerment initiative in partnership with federal government to improve agricultural production.”
“I am preparing myself for retirement because there will be a time we all go to our various areas to go and relax, eat fresh foods and move away from the hustling and bustling of the urban city. I’m presently the President General of my Community. And I’m also a farmer,” he stated.
“I’m planning to expand so as to start exporting outside Nigeria that is the reason I’m here today and I learned a lot from this programme. What I do now is that I give it out to people. I don’t buy bags of rice for people.”