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“Mushroom Sector Can Boost Nigeria’s GDP and Create About 16 Million Jobs For Youths” – Growers

The Chairman of the Mushroom Growers, Processors and Marketers Association of Nigeria, Michael Awunor, has said that the mushroom subsector can contribute N1.8tn trillion to the country’s revenue base if properly developed by the Federal Government.

Awunor stated that as a non-oil resource, the mushroom sector could boost the country’s Gross Domestic Product and create an estimated 16 million jobs for Nigerian youths and women.

He explained further that mushroom as an agricultural commodity stood out among its peers due to its nutritional and medicinal benefits.

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