atiku-abubakarFormer Vice-President Atiku Abubakar on Tuesday urged Nigerians to embrace modern agricultural techniques to ensure economic diversification and sustainability in the country.

Abubakar made the call in Enugu on Tuesday at the 6th Annual Congress of the African Veterinary Association.

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The former vice-president warned that Nigerians would not achieve the desired diversification of the nation’s economy by going back to ancient agricultural method.

Modern techniques needed for diversification

“The opinion of going back to agriculture should not be to the ancient agricultural method but the modern one.

“We must know what it measn to diversify the economy and its benefits before we embark on it. Its achievements are numerous.

“There is the need for us to diversify the economy, but it must be done with appropriate measures and focus.

“Government should, therefore, endeavour to make agriculture attractive to its citizens,’’ he said.