Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has on behalf of the federal government pleaded with the European Union Mission to reduce the spate of migration of Nigerian youths to Europe.
Speaking to journalists on Tuesday after a monthly meeting of Heads of Missions of European Union member countries in Abuja, Audu said the government would prefer youths to remain in the country and invest in agriculture.
He said, “We also raised the issue of migration of our youths across to Europe and the fact that it is not sustainable. It is something that Nigeria will like to see come to an end by creating economic activities here to make sure that young people stay back at home.”
Furthermore, the minister said: “We are also lucky that Nigerian youths are interested in agriculture, different from youths in other countries. Even those who studied other courses are interested in agriculture.
“We did raise the issue of kidnapping of investors here, we do not want any Nigerian or foreigner investing here to be kidnapped and taken away.”