Nigeria’s Economy Will Surely Get Better, Says Atiku


Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

Nigeria’s former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has said that the future of the country’s economy looks very bright in spite of the present challenges it is going through.

He said that investment in agriculture and allied businesses is probably the answer to the puzzle of how to get the country out of her addiction to fossil fuels, and over-reliance on rent-seeking enterprises.

The former Vice President spoke on Saturday in Abuja at the ground-breaking of an animal feeds factory, Rico Gado Nutrition, Nigeria.

Speaking on the viability of the agro-business enterprise, Atiku said from the experience he has gained in previous ventures, agriculture is a key ingredient for unlocking our nation’s future fortunes, adding that it is an opportunity to change the way we Nigerians look at our economy and agriculture.

“Despite the doubts about our economy because of current challenges, we are confident about Nigeria’s future and about our future. I think I speak for my partners in this joint venture when I say: We know what we are getting into, and we’re doing it because we believe in Nigeria, because we believe that Nigeria will overcome its current difficulties, because we believe our nation will change for the better,” he said.