The Nigeria Farmers Group and Cooperative Society (NFCGS) has begged Nigerian youths to invest their resources in agriculture instead of sports betting.
Mr Retson Tedheke, the National Coordinator of the group, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Ga’ate in Kokona Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
He revealed that there would be food security, enhanced employment generation and revenue base if young Nigerians invest their cash in agriculture.
His words, “My advice to young Nigerians is that they should stop investing money in sports betting.
“Records have shown that Nigerians are spending N80 billion every month in sports betting and there are much lesser percentage of Nigerians who win the net.
“If these huge monies are channeled into agriculture, it will help a lot in boosting food security, the nation’s employment generation and the country’s revenue base.
“I want to tell young Nigerians that if you do not work, you will not eat and every man that works will make money.”