Obasanjo : Nigeria To Emerge Largest Producer Of Avocado By 2030
Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday hinted that Nigeria would emerge the largest producer of the Avocado crop in Africa by 2030 with the enthusiasm of the country’s farmers.
Obasanjo made the disclosure when the Avocado Society of Nigeria (ASN) paid him a courtesy visit at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Pent House residence in Abeokuta.
The former president, who was conferred with the ASN Grand Patron award, said the country possessed all qualities needed to take over the East African countries in avocado crop planting.
Obasanjo, according to a statement signed by his Media Aide, Kehinde Akinyemi in Abeokuta yesterday, was responding to a question on the prospects of the crop by 2030.
Obasanjo had earlier explained that “Avocado is a unique crop and very lucrative business, which can be done as either a business or a hobby, from having a plantation or just a few trees in one’s compound.” (By Daily Trust)