Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Rural Development, Oladipupo Adebutu, believes the prevalent poverty in the country would be drastically reduced if attention is focused on rural development.
Adebutu, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member representing Remo Federal Constituency in Ogun State, stated this after his installation as the Otunba Nawoola of Odogbolu, and his wife , as the Yeye Otunba Nawoola, by the Alaye of Odogbolu, Oba Adedeji Onagoruwa.
According to him, once you can provide the basic needs for the rural areas, you would find out that rural-urban drift would reduce; poverty would be alleviated. “There is no gainsaying about it. The way forward for Nigeria is that we must improve our arrangements for agriculture and rural development,” he added.
While speaking in the alleged rift between executive and the legislature, Adebutu said the National Assembly is not at loggerheads with President Muhammadu Buhari and the executive arm of government over the direction of moving the nation forward.