Nasarawa State Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Alhaji Abdullahi Adeka has called on Nigerians to consider farming as a way to improve their standard of living and overall development of the country.
He made the appeal during the Odu Festival Celebration of Alago tribe in Amaku, udege development area of the state.
“As a stakeholder, apart from preaching peace and unity, it is also our duty to offer piece of advice that will make the country grow faster.
“As we are all aware the government is doing its best to provide job opportunities to the youths but government alone cannot provide employment opportunities and others basic needs or cater for its citizens.
“That is why there is the need for all of us to help ourselves through farming and engaging in other meaningful ventures that will make us to be self reliant.
“No society can live comfortably, survive without agriculture. Agriculture is the major source of livelihood of every family, nation and its importance cannot be overemphasized,” he said.