Yakubu Dogara Speaker House of Representative has said that the agriculture sector can create at least 40m jobs in Nigeria. This statement was said when he visited Premier Seeds Nigeria Limited, Zaria, Kaduna State, also expressed strong belief that with coordinated support from the executive and the legislature for companies that produce and distribute high breed seeds to farmers, Nigeria will become food sufficient and standard of living of its citizens will also improve.
Dogara said,“Agriculture has the potential of being the highest employer of labour in this country. If we have small farms springing up across the nation employing from 20 to 25 people, you can imagine if we could have 1 million of those ventures, that is between 40 to 70 million jobs that save us a lot of problems in this country and help to deal with many vices, insecurity, violence and the likes.”
He commended the company for the work they are doing for the nation by equipping farmers and providing them with the right seeds with which they can grow and feed the nation, adding that the legislature will not hesistate to look at how the government and farmers can collaborate to ensure that farmers in Nigeria get quality seeds.