The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan said at the weekend that President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) has committed more resources to diversify economy than any previous administration.
Lawan said no past government had invested as much resources particularly in agriculture as the Buhari government had done.
He spoke over the weekend at the commissioning of a Poultry Farm Center which the National Agricultural Land Development Authourity (NALDA) established in Gasamu, in Jakusko Local Government Area of Yobe State.
The Senate President said: “We have promised to diversify the economy of this country. For more than 50 years, and our economy had been dependent on one single commodity and that is oil.
There could be revenues but definitely not the mainstream opportunities in terms of employment.
But when you diversify into agriculture, you would have much more people engaged, especially our youths who today are largely unemployed or under employed.
Lawan thanked President Buhari for given the approval for the farm. This, he said, was in fulfilment of the promise made by the President on behalf of APC in 2015, to provide employment opportunities for the youths.