As far back as the year 2010, Agriculture provided employment for 30% of Nigeria’s population.
The sector is being transformed by commercialization at the small, medium and large-scale enterprise levels. In 1990, 82 million hectares out of Nigeria’s total land area of about 91 million hectares were found to be arable.
Today, developmental activities still take place to boost agriculture and to make gain its relevance as the major source of income.
In a bid to support small scale farmers and encourage farming in the country,Nigerian musician, Olanrewaju Fasasi well known as Sound Sultan, has declared his interest in agriculture.
Speaking to Silverbird Television Entertainment Weekly correspondent during the event tagged: “United For Food Concert”,Sound Sultan unveiled plans to be a farmer during the event.
While highlighting the importance of Agriculture in societal well being, the Afro Hip up artist explained why he chose to promote agriculture through his show.
In the past, Nigeria was famous for the export of groundnut and palm kernel oil. But over the years the rate of export of this produce has reduced.
A few years back, some local Nigerian companies, have commenced exporting groundnuts, cashew nuts, sesame seeds, moringa seeds etc.
Sound Sultan also stated that he discovered lately that, he needs to start learning some things as regards farming, stressing that he wants to be a farmer.
Stating further, he reveled that so many intriguing and interesting things popped up and he found out that there has been a lot of neglect in agriculture and the country, stressing that any government with the right sense will not neglect what feeds the nation.
Another Nigerian artist at the event Blackah, also shared his view, that Nigeria need more attention payed on agriculture, stating that, if hunger is not curtailed, it can increase crime rate in society.
Blackah also revealed that food is very important and so many people are dying every day because of hunger urging Nigerians to go into agriculture.
In a bid to continue with his ambition in Agriculture, Sound Sultan will lead other Nigerian artist to perform at the United Nations Music Concert For Food on the 2, December 2018.