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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has restated the commitment of the Federal Government to revamp the economy, fight insurgency and corruption.
He made the statement on Monday in Abuja when Dr Yemisi Bamgbose, National President, Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union of Nigeria (RATTAWU), paid him a courtesy call.
He said that the Federal Government had prioritised agriculture as a sector that would link the other sectors of the economy.
The minister said that one of the objectives of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was to boost local production of rice to serve as substitute to imported rice.
The RATTAWU president urged the Federal Government to take practical step to diversify economy through agriculture and to ensure that the nation’s refineries were working at optimal level.
While stressing that the government should do something about poor remuneration of workers in the media industry, Bamgbose called for adequate funding of government owned media organizations to enable them function effectively.