"And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life"
Ab initio, and until now, agriculture is the main stay of human survival on this life-supporting planet called earth.
God almighty was the initiator of agriculture and agribusiness; the sustaining-power of agriculture attracted him and holds His attention.
When the first Adam sinned He went ahead to curse the ground; He knew that the only way for him and his wife and children to feed and survive and be merry is to till the ground. The only challenge about agriculture is that its practice is not without some strains and stresses on our physical body. This was although caused by the disobedience of our first parents.
The way people in other profession belittle agriculture pisses off; the government also make the matter worse by their indifferent posture to agricultural practices; institutions of learning are not helping matters either.
Agriculture, as a profession, was created in 1862 and one of its goals is to increase food and wealth.
You might be asking yourself what is my contention all about? Sit back and let me assert my points.
Am studying in a university of agriculture, and I believe that the scope of agriculture to me should be better than the geezer hood.
I'm about leaving the university and its quite incredible that I don't really have the required technical-know-how to operate a microscope, knowing that my speciality largely depends on a good use of microscope.
A year internship seem like a waste of time to me. We are often being encouraged to practice our profession, but it all seem as if you just take delight in endangering our lives. So many times snakes become our playmate, the sun beats us to the level of fainting.
You told us we would be practicing a mechanized farming; we are confused; is it the federal government telling us these lies or the institution?
Just imagine! A university student that cannot distinguish between a tractor and bulldozer.
Going through all this stress would rather not worth it afterall if after graduation one becomes a bench-warmer in this profession.
Companies see you as as though you have not gone through school
There is no provision of jobs, funds and grants.
Sometimes, you look at yourself, shake your head, sometimes regret for studying agriculture.
You sometimes feel shy to announce in the society that you are an agriculturist, whereas we are the life-line of the same society; without us man would not survive.
Please we need your attention Nigeria and Nigerians; we need your attention, the federal government. Make agriculture what God demands it to be; let parents be proud to send their children to study agriculture.
Provide for the institution so that the students could be designed and empowered to promote the food production of this country. Agriculture is going down the drain already.
You are complaining that there is no food, why not enhance the agriculturist.
Revamp Agriculture... Revamp Agriculture...
We are not happy, we are suffering.
Give us a room to express our potentials; we have it and we want to maximise it.
God bless Nigeria... God bless National Association Of Agricultural Student.
Change, we demand!