Nigeria Ought To Be Among Economic Viable Countries – Senator Balogun


By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Senator representing Oyo South Senatorial District, Senator  Kola Balogun on Monday disclosed that Nigeria would have being among the economic viable countries if its  past leaders  invested in agriculture, infrastructural development, education and health. 
Senator Balogun disclosed  that the country would not have been where it is presently, if its past leaders had spent its resources  wisely. 
Speaking at  a 3-day training for youths in Ibadan held at Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Senator Balogun noted that it was unfortunate that hundreds of graduates of 10 to 15 years are still roaming about the streets without jobs. 
” If Nigeria has so much resources in the past. If we had excess in the past. If we had invested in agriculture, infra structural development and health. So, by now, Nigeria would not be here.So, by now Nigeria would have developed. Nigeria would have been one of the developed countries. We would not be here”, he said. 
Senator Balogun added, “today, I have hundreds of CVs of young people in my office, graduates of ten to fifteen years are still roaming around streets without jobs. A country like Nigeria should not import oil. We should be exporting refined petroleum products at this time”. 
According to the Senator representing Oyo South Senatorial District, “what I am doing is part of my own contribution to reduce unemployment rate in the country”. 
The Executive Director of IAR&T, Professor Veronica Obatolu said  the institute has been partnering with various stakeholders in oder to reduce unemployment rate in the country.
Professor Obatolu disclosed that this are carried out though training and retraining of youths, women and unemployed in various areas of agriculture. 


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