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Former president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo:

'Nigeria could become Africa’s largest avocado producer by 2030'

According to former president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria could be the largest producer of avocados by 2030. Obasanjo made this statement during a visit by the Avocado Society of Nigeria (ASN).

The former President, who was given the ASN Grand Patron award, said the country possessed all qualities needed to take over the East African countries in avocado crop planting.  Obasanjo said: “I want to see Nigeria becoming one of, if not the, leading avocado producer in Africa.”

According to, Obasanjo had earlier explained that “[the] avocado is a unique crop and very lucrative business which can be done as either a business or a hobby, from having a plantation, or just a few trees in one’s compound. … I am happy to be a member of this association. I hope more people will appreciate the value of the avocado business and join us either as a hobby or as a business.“

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