Chief Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has advised critics of the Federal Government yam export policy to grow the commodity. Addressing journalists in Abuja on Monday, Ogbeh dismissed the criticisms of the policy, saying that the effort was in the best interest of the nation's economy.
He said the energies being dissipated by critics in condemning the initiative could be better used to produce yam, a staple in most parts of the country. The minister allayed the fears of some Nigerians who believed that the policy would lead to a shortage of yam in the country.
According to him, there is currently a glut in yam production in the domestic market. “I have seen attacks on the social media. There are questions all over as to why we are exporting yam when Nigerians are said to be hungry.
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