Organic agriculture is key to Nigeria’s economic development, Dr Benoy Berry, the chairman and founder of CONTEC Global has said. (Nigeria Organic Agriculture)
Dr Berry, who disclosed this when he was honoured with an award by the Nigeria Youth Congress (NYC) at the weekend, said organic agriculture remained the only way jobs can be created for the youths.
Dr. Berry while urging the youths to take the front seat in Nigeria’s economic development, said the future belongs to the youth as they could use agriculture to return Nigeria to the glorious era of Cocoa and groundnut pyramid boom.
Dr. Yakubu Shendam, who led the Nigerian Representative of the African Union (AU) on Youth Matters, Dr. John Tunji Asaolu and members of the Congress on facility tour of CONTEC Global Agro Limited (CGAL), a subsidiary of CONTEC Global, during the award of Champion of Youth Empowerment on Dr. Berry, called on the federal, state governments and the private sector to team up with the company in its drive to return Nigeria to food security through organic farming using latest biological solutions and cutting edge technology.