Director General of Kogi Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Mr Rajan Suleiman, KOCCIMA, has applauded the efforts of Federal Government in the nations Agriculture.
The new emphasis on agriculture was the best step taken by the government and this had made many Nigerians to go back to the farms, according to Agency reports.
He said that the economy had stagnated for more than three decades, but the economy had improved in the last quarter.
The country is witnessing drastic growth in the economy because so many industries are springing up and this has helped to improve the economic recovery.
Immediately this government came into power in 2015, politicians and the high and mighty in the society procured excessive dollars to import several things, but they ended up not importing any material.
“This was the major cause of the unbeaten increase in the dollar over the Nigerian currency, “he said.
Suleiman said that lives of ordinary Nigerians were now getting better, stressing that the economy was also gradually getting better.
“The prices of commodities are coming down over time, especially the foods being consumed by the common man, like garri.
“We are not where we want to be as a nation yet, but we are gradually getting there because the country is gradually moving out of recession and I am sure that by the end of this year, Nigerians will start to smile.”
He commended the Kogi State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Mr Yahaya Usman, for his expertise and initiative toward improving the economy of the state.
“We, KOCCIMA and the state ministry of commerce will be holding a trade fair in December this year, ” he said.
Suleiman said that the fair would be a time to invite farmers across the state to showcase all they had to the world and also seek market for them nationally and internationally to sell their products.
He said that it would also create awareness about products that were available in the state.