The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has encouraged the coming generation to be ready to invest in agriculture and industry for the security of the Nigerian economy.
Speaking at the commissioning of Olam International Feed Mill Poultry, the Emir was glad to be a part of the occasion as he considered it a pleasure to be associated with the giant stride driven by Governor Nasir El-Rufai whom he considered a friend.
Sanusi stressed that the young population of the country needs to realize that the agricultural sector is crucial to making a profit, helping Nigeria and securing employment. He said “Nigeria has a population of 170 million. In the next 20 years; there would 85 million Nigerians between the ages of 20 and 40. That is more than the population of Germany and that is the third largest economy in the world.”
“The only way that we are going to provide for this mass of young men is to invest in the Agriculture and Industry. So this is not just about food and security, it is about the security of our nation,” he concluded.