The Nigerian Government has made a passionate appeal to the European Union Mission to reduce the rate at which they give visa to Nigerians who want to migrate.
The government said Nigerian youths should come back and invest in agriculture.
The appeal was made by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh during an interview with newsman after the monthly meeting with Heads of Missions of European Union member countries in Abuja on Tuesday.

“We met today to explore areas of support for agriculture, agro-industrial growth and put forward the European Union proposal for partnership and enhanced support.

“We also looked at the possibility of their private sector investors coming into Nigeria to play a part.

“It is something that Nigeria will like to see come to an end by creating economic activities here to make sure that young people stay back at home.

“The response of the European Union was very encouraging.

“We want to set up a joint committee that can advance this programme because rather than youths going out, we want them to come back and invest in agriculture.

“We are also lucky that Nigerian youths are interested in agriculture, different from youths in other countries. Even those who studied other courses are interested in agriculture.

“We did raise the issue of kidnapping of investors here, we do not want any Nigerian or foreigner investing here to be kidnapped and taken away,’’ Ogbeh said.