The Co-Founder, Heart and Capital Nigeria Limited, Mr. Umar Adelodun, has said that the attacks of farmers by herdsmen and the destruction of farmlands has negatively affected food production in Nigeria.
He factored agriculture as one of the major sector that can improve the economy of the nation.
He added that agriculture could provide job employment and even give so many benefits to unemployed graduate as well as improve the nation’s Gross Domestic Product.
Speaking on Thursday in Ilorin during the inauguration of Heart and Capital Nigeria Limited, Adelodun also said proper investment in agriculture would diversify Nigeria’s economy from oil.
He said the company would offer some services such as professional farm management and farm consultancy.
According to him, this prompted the establishment of Heart and Capital Farm Estate located in the outskirts of Ilorin, Kwara State.
He said with this platform, individuals and corporate organisations could engage in farming themselves in a good environment or do proxy farming with high return on investment.
Adelodun said, “We appeal to the Federal Government to find a way to cure the menace of herdsmen. These people are destroying lives and property. This will weaken the nation’s food security.
“If agriculture is truly the future, we need to treat it as the future. So the government needs to curb this menace and strengthen food security.”