His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR
Commissioning Ceremony of Olam Nigeria’s 105,000 Metric Tonnes
Integrated Rice Processing Mill,
Monday 14thJuly, 2014
1. I am very pleased to be here today for the commissioning of the OLAM Integrated Rice Mill. I congratulate OLAM for its investment in Nigerian agriculture sector. Indeed, this is a mark of confidence in the success of our agricultural policies, their effective implementation, and the resilience of our economy.
2. Nigeria’s position today, as the largest economy in Africa, in terms of GDP, is important, but not enough on its own. We must continue working towards becoming the largest producer, and exporter of food. It is my firm belief, that with our vast land, water and labour resources, Nigeria has no business being a net food importing country. We shall continue to work very hard to meet our goal of unlocking all our agricultural potential.