Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Forbes Magazine Names Akinwumi Adesina African Of The Year
Nigeria's Agriculture Minister, Akinwumi Adesina has been named by Forbes Magazine as African of the Year. In his acceptance speech, Akinwumi said: "My goal is to make as many millionaires, maybe even billionaires, from agriculture as possible."
Adesina, in January pledged to supply 10 million Nigerian farmers with mobile phones in order to access the markets saying he wanted people to become rich through farming.