Saturday 23 December 2017


The honourable of minister of agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbe, and his Indian counterpart, Shri Radha Mohan Singh, visited the Nigeria High Commission, New Delhi, and walking just a few steps behind them was His Excellency Major General Chris Owushi Eze, the Nigerian High Commissioner to India with a concurrent accreditation to Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

The Embassy's Conference Hall, venue of the meeting, was set aglow by the sunlight that baked the hall hot between 11:00 a.m and 1:00 p.m. They interacted with Nigerians who chronicled in stories the drips of all their lives in India: the exploitation and their challenges. The duo couldn't disguise the fact that good number of Nigerians are suffering abroad. It is something so ugly they wished they could kick it away like a soccer ball, watch it spin off into some distant orbit that has nothing to do with Nigerians.

As the Minister rose to catch his flight to Bangalore, where he was expected to meet with Indian investors on a capacity building program in agriculture related areas, he left behind something clearer than the mind alone could imagine: that the government is ambitious, and his visit to India to procure three thousand Tractors for the farming season only shows President Buhari's trudging determination to enhance food sufficiency for Nigerians; sufficiently enough to feed the rest of Africa!

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