The export of agric products last year raised by 160 per cent in the Lagos seaports. The seaports were identified as Tin Can and Apapa ports.
He disclosed that about $35 million was earned last year in the export of local drink known as Zobo.
He said: “All containers that used to carry cargo before and were half empty are now going out fully loaded with goods for export, such that we are now short of containers at the ports.
According to him, apart from oil and gas, agricultural sector was the highest in terms of job creation, adding that rice cultivation is expected to attract at least 12 million Nigerians.
“This year is our last lap and today, rice importation from Thailand has drastically reduced by 95 per cent as directed by the President, who wants Nigeria to be a major exporter of food. There is a demand for Nigeria’s agro produce. All we need do is to strengthen our quality control and once make agriculture a force and a national culture.”