The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare has said that more investment in the agriculture sector remains the surest way to food sufficiency and economic stability of any country. He said this when hosting an agro-business investor, Captain Nosa Okunbor, according to a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Desmond Agbama.
Ewuare was also quoted as saying that the growth of a country’s revenue largely depended on agriculture, adding that more job opportunities would be created in the country through agriculture and agro-businesses.“Natural resources such as crude oil can be depleted, but farming continues to thrive through all ages, which explains why governments at all levels are encouraging agriculture”, he said.
The monarch prayed for all farmers across the state and the nation at large to get bountiful harvest.
Earlier, Okunbor told the Oba of Benin that he was at the palace to present the first produce of his green house farm located in Benin, which is expected to provide over 2,000 jobs as well as solve the problem of hunger.
The Well Green House Farm occupies 27 hectares of land, with capacity for growing vegetables using the Hydroponics method. It is a method of growing plants without using soil. This technique instead uses a mineral nutrient solution in a water solvent, allowing the nutrient uptake process to be more efficient than when using soil.