Agriculture for employment creation, Nigeria

Aremu F. A.(PhD) under Department of Political Science, University of Ilorin and National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILDS) with the technical and editorial support from Partnership for African Social Governance and Research (PAS GR) under the Utafiti Sera initiative on Employment creation in Agriculture and Agro-processing in the context of Inclusive Growth in Nigeria gave insights on the challenges experienced by the Federal Government’s commitment to supporting agriculture transformation for employment creation and made recommendations.

This raises question on whether policy pronouncements is matched with commensurate financial commitment to agriculture. Aside from the aggregate allocation to agriculture which is grossly below international benchmarks, gauging government commitment to agriculture in relation to its desire to generate employment invites a granular scrutiny of budget. This brief is a response to such a need.