Aregbesola Receives Agric Trainees - 2 From left: Governor State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, receiving a souvenir from Abiri Rachael and Olanibi Comfort, two of the German Agricultural Trainees, at the official reception of the 2nd batch of Osun Sponsored Agric Trainees to Germany on arrival, at the Governor's office, Osogbo on Thursday 20/10/2016.

Cut appetite for foreign foods, fabrics, Aregbesola urges Nigerians

Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has  called on Nigerians to curb their excessive appetite for foreign  foods and fabrics.The governor stated this on Thursday in Osogbo while playing host to some youths who returned from Germany after two month of  training in modern agricultural techniques.

Aregbesola also said that  it  was more pertinent now to practise birth control as panacea to poverty reduction in this economic recession.

” The reality today is that Nigeria is in economic crisis.

“Apart from the fact that the nation’s economic mainstay, oil, is now cheap on the international market, our production capacity too has reduced significantly due to the activities of the Niger Delta Avengers.

“Besides, we also face food crisis and if we are unable to feed ourselves, then there is problem.

“We believe, as a government, that we must produce what we consume.

“The first panacea out of the food crisis is for us as a people to drastically curb our excessive taste for foreign foods.

“We should patronise our locally produced foods rather than spend huge but scarce foreign exchange on importation of rice.

“Apart form this, now is also the time for our people to practise birth control and control our population.

“This will go in no small measure in reducing poverty in the land”.

Aregbesola said the state government  decided to send the youths for the agriculture programme to boost food productions in the state.

He said the youths would  impact positively on the mode of agricultural practice   in the state boost food production.

The governor who promised that government would assist the youths financially according to its capacity, advised them not to fold their hands until such assistance comes.

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