Nigerian Economy: Wheat production Could Fetch Country $13.4 Billion – Adesina

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Adesina, who was represented by AfDB’s Director of Agriculture, Dr Chiji Ojukwu made the comment during a conference on wheat production in Abuja.
President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina has said that the production of wheat could inject $13.4 billion into the Nigerian economy.

Adesina, who was represented by AfDB’s Director of Agriculture, Dr Chiji Ojukwu made the comment during a conference on wheat production in Abuja.

AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina

He also said that the AfDB would soon increase the production of wheat from 2.5 tonnes to 7.0 tonnes per hectare.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, who was represented at the event, also said that Nigeria currently produces high-quality wheat.