Nigerian Minister Of Agriculture Named Forbes African Person Of The Year


Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, Nigeria’s Minister for Agriculture has
been named Forbes African Person of the Year. He was bestowed the award because
of his remarkable reforms in Nigeria’s agricultural sector.

Akinwunmi beat Aliko Dangote, President of Dangote Group,
Jim Ovia, Chairman of the Zenith Bank Group, Strive Masiyiwa, founder of Global
Telecoms group and South African mining magnate, Patrice Motsepe. He was nominated for his vision in making Nigeria a
self-sustaining food-producing nation, which hopes to register over 20 million
farmers by 2015.

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