Agric Investment Critical to Tackling Poverty – Experts

Nigeria can only win the tussle against hunger and poverty by addressing issues constraining food production with tactical and deliberate investment in the sector.

This was revealed recently at the Validation Workshop organised by the Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria in Lagos.

The workshop was aimed at reviewing the survey report on corporate governance and board structure of the agriculture sector in Nigeria.

Director of the Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria, Tijani Borodo stated in his keynote address that agriculture has been identified to be a pivotal mechanism for reducing poverty and fortifying local livelihoods nationwide.

Borodo, however, identified policy biases, underinvestment, mis-investment, and lack of capacities underpin weak governance in agriculture, as some of the challenges bedevilling the sector.

According to him, there was need to engender the principles of good governance structures and related policies at all levels, if the agriculture sector is to thrive.

He said, β€œWhere the tenets of corporate governance including accountability, fairness, transparency, and responsibility are adhered to and executed effectively, it can prevent corporate scandals, fraud, and the civil and criminal liability of a company.

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