Adamawa is a picturesque state surrounded by vast mountains, rivers, and valleys. It is certainly the ideal environment to grow and cultivate crops. The state is rife with crops such as maize, rice, sorghum, sweet potatoes, and cassava—with the addition of vegetables such as onions, spinach and tomatoes. Utilizing Adamawa’s natural resources and arable land is essential to the continued promotion of agricultural development in the state.
Senator Nyako is not a novice when it comes to development in the agricultural sector. His father and former Governor of Adamawa, Vice Admiral Murtala Nyako, was a skilled farmer, having operated one of the largest mango farms in Nigeria for the last 20 years. As a witness to the economic benefits of farming, the Senator is largely interested in integrating agro-business into the Nigerian economy in a more meaningful way.
In Adamawa, Senator Nyako is interested in using opportunities to expand agro-business as a means of creating more jobs in the state. The majority of people in Adamawa benefit from farming. Therefore, by making it a way of life for all individuals through the development of sustainable agro-businesses, he implicitly wants to foster the advancement of other profitable industries in Nigeria apart from oil & gas.
Senator Nyako deems agriculture the foundation of a prosperous Nigerian society and he agrees that the government should invest more in sustaining and further developing the sector, which feeds millions of Nigerians each day. With the right systems of cultivation and expansion, Nigeria could once again be a premier exporter of goods to other regions of the world.