Throwback photo of Nigeria being world’s largest exporter of groundnut

 

What happened to our Agricultural sector?

Subsistence and commercial agriculture is mostly practiced in the outlying districts of the state. Some of the food crops cultivated are millet, cowpeas,sorghum, maize and rice for local consumption while groundnuts and cotton are produced for export and industrial purposes. During the colonial period and several years after the country’s independence, the groundnuts produced in the state constituted one of the major sources revenue of the country. See detailed photo:

throwback groundnut pyramids

 

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