Declare state of emergency on Agriculture,Yoruba Elite In Politics Tells Tinubu

The National President of Yoruba Elite in Politics (YEP), Comrade Oginni Olaposi has urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to declare a state of emergency on agriculture.

Comrade Oginni disclosed this during a press conference held at Ogun NUJ press centre, Iwe Iroyin Abeokuta ,Ogun State capital.

Highlighting the historical success of Chief Obafemi Awolowo's government, which thrived on cocoa production, Comrade Oginni emphasized the urgent need to restore the region's economic glory through agriculture. 

He underscored the vulnerability of Nigeria's economy due to the neglect of cocoa farmers after the oil discovery and linked the present free fall of the Naira to dwindling exports.

According to him " To get Nigeria out of the present economic quagmire, The Yoruba Elite in Politics (YEP) is  calling on The President of Federal Republic of Nigeria, Asiwaju BOLA AHMED TINUBU to declare State of Emergency on Agriculture. The human and natural resources of Nigeria must be fully utilized for optimum production in the area of Agriculture for speedy economic Recovery.

"On this note, The YORUBA ELITE IN POLITICS (YEP) is calling on The Federal and State Ministries of Agriculture on the successful implementation of COCOA REVOLUTION PROJECT .

"The  Cocoa Revolution Project is set to mobilize 20,000 Young Cocoa Farmers back to farm within the next one year. It's a plan to have 20,000 Cocoa Plantations across the southwest State of Nigeria within a year.  Our projection is to restore back the lost Glory of the Old Western Region on COCOA Production within the next 3 years.

"It's evidently clear that the success of this initiative required greater support from The Southwest Governors. We are using this medium to call on all the Governors of Southwest Nigeria to give this project every needed support. The moribonds farm settlements are suggested to be converted to " COCOA REVOLUTION Villages" with facilities that will encourage Young Cocoa Farmers to stay focused on the project.

"In the same Vein, we are also calling on our Legislators at the Red and Green Chambers to as a matter of urgency initiate and enact laws that will promote Agricultural production and Export. All Legislators at the National and State Assemblies are hereby enjoin to encourage Agriculture in their various constituencies.

"Consequently, The YORUBA ELITE IN POLITICS (YEP) shall from today start to engage our political office holders accountable most especially on their contributions to Agricultural production and Development .

"It's our Conviction that the New Nigeria of Our dreams on Economic Recovery and Properous Nation is possible through "Cocoa Revolution Project" he said .

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