Author: Ayo Omowu

26
Mar

Combating Corruption Along Trade Routes

BACKGROUND For over five decades, regional integration has been part of the African continent’s overarching strategy for economic transformation, growth and development. The establishment of Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) and indeed the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) was viewed as the panacea for seamless distribution of goods. Similarly, the introduction of trade instruments such as the […]

05
Jul

CONSULTATIVE MEETING FOR FARMERS TO DOCUMENT AND VALIDATE CHALLENGES, NEEDS AND PRIORITIES.

Background/Introduction.  Small Scale Farmers (SSFs) in Nigeria make up the greater number of the country’s workforce population and produce over 80% of the food consumed in the country. The Nigerian agricultural sector is second largest contributor (about 24%) to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Nonetheless, these farmers appear to be the poorest constituency in […]

05
Jul

Boosting Nigerian Economy Using the 2013 Budget for Agriculture

Background The Budget of the Federal Republic of Nigeria or the Appropriation Act is enacted and signed in to law by the National Assembly and the President respectively. This national document guides government spending throughout the year. It represents the government’s intentions and political will to effect developmental changes in the society at large. Oftentimes […]