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Agriculture Is Our Path Way Out Of Recession – Obasanjo

Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo says agriculture is the way to go in getting the country out of recession, hence the need for the present government to keep faith with its promise of diversifying the economy through agriculture.

He made this submission at the 23th Annual Development Forum, with the theme theme ‘Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Nigeria: Challenges and Opportunities,’ organized by the Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO) in Abuja.

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Ex-President Obasanjo Leads LAPO Discussions On Food Security

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR, will lead discussions on “Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Nigeriaat this year’s 23rd. Annual LAPO Development Forum.

Gowon Suggests Entrepreneurship As Panacea To Dwindling Oil Revenue

FORMER Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, has urged the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, to support the development of entrepreneurship as a means of diversifying the economy, even in the face of dwindling oil price.

The elder statesman also stated that the 67 percent of youths, who are currently unemployed, should be encouraged to set up small businesses that will take them out of poverty, through government efforts to free resources for development.

LAPO Forum Seeks Enabling Environment For Women Entrepreneurship Development

A communiqué issued at the end of the 22nd edition of the Annual Development Forum of Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) held at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua International Conference Centre, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Wednesday, October 21, 2015.

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LAPO Forum Canvasses For Women Development Fund

Stakeholders have enjoined government to create Women Development Fund as well as evolve practical policies and programmes targeted at promoting women entrepreneurship development in Nigeria.

They gave the advice at the 22nd Annual LAPO Development Forum held in Abuja and chaired by Gen. (Dr.) Yakubu Gowon, a former Nigerian head of state. The theme of the Forum was “Women Entrepreneurship Development: Issues, Opportunities and Approaches.