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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