The Alake and Paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo has said the surest way out of the current economic recession in the country is huge investment in agriculture.
According to the monarch, the move will not only create many jobs, it would also guarantee food sufficiency.
Alake made the submission yesterday at a press conference heralding the 2017 edition of Lisabi Festival, held at the Alake’s Palace, Abeokuta, Ogun state.
The monarch, who noted that the theme of this year’s edition of the festival: “Self Reliance on Agriculture for a Secured Future”, would serve as a wake-up call to Nigerians on the essence of agriculture, maintained agriculture remained the best way for Nigeria out of the current economic recession.
He added the 31st edition of Lisabi Festival would focus more on exploring various opportunities in agriculture, with a view of stimulating interest of the people, especially the youth in agriculture.
Oba Gbadebo then commended the Telecom giant, Globacom for identifying with, and supporting the festival stressing such support would help in preserving culture and promoting tourism.
In his remark, the National Commercial Coordinator of the telecom company, Mr. Yomi Ogunbamowo said the annual Lisabi Festival has become a veritable platform to brainstorm on how to further develop Egbaland.
Ogunbamowo, however, reiterated Globacom’s commitment to the promotion of values, courage, hard work, patriotism and love which the legendary Lisabi symbolized.
The festival is scheduled to commence with booming of guns on the Olumo Rock, on Monday, February 27 and close on with a thanksgiving service at the Cathedral of St. Peter, Ake, on Sunday, March 5, 2017.