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The Forgotten Groundnut Pyramids Of Northern Nigeria (Photos) by fctguy: 5:37pm On Jul 03, 2015
The groundnut pyramids of Kano were a sight to behold and told a wonderful story of agricultural sufficiency and of a fruitful nation. It revealed a country that knew the way to sustainable development, through agriculture, self sustainability and hard work.



Over the years Nigeria has gone away from farming as we started to over rely on oil, a resource with a finite life shelf. The land of Nigeria is blessed, sow a seed and it will surely grow. We have the potential to be the food basket of all of Africa. When we produce our own food as we used to do in the past to a larger degree than we do today we can rest assured that no matter the global economic outlook, inflation would always be under control because we would have more than enough internally generated food to feed the population. As our imports grew and grew so did inflation.





It is appropriate to look back and remember the things that made us great back then and agriculture was certainly one of them. As the picture shows, the groundnut industry alone provided employment of many youths, youths today are easily enticed into militancy because of the lack of jobs yet we have resources to create thousands of jobs off the God given fertile land we sit on.


They were viewed as both a tourist attraction and a symbol of wealth. In the 1960s and 70s, as production in Nigeria shifted from agriculture to oil, the groundnut pyramids disappeared.

I am reflecting on the Groundnut Pyramids of Kano and I’m wondering; would we be able to recreate something like this again?

credits http://www.jesus4nigeria.com/comment/discussion_forum.php?id=73, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundnut_pyramids

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Re: The Forgotten Groundnut Pyramids Of Northern Nigeria (Photos) by MEDOLAB: 5:52pm On Jul 03, 2015
interesting.....
Re: The Forgotten Groundnut Pyramids Of Northern Nigeria (Photos) by hamilton62(m): 5:54pm On Jul 03, 2015
greed for the oil will never let it happen...

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Re: The Forgotten Groundnut Pyramids Of Northern Nigeria (Photos) by Neduzze5(m): 6:32pm On Jul 03, 2015
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Re: The Forgotten Groundnut Pyramids Of Northern Nigeria (Photos) by Nobody: 7:06pm On Jul 03, 2015
That was [size=20pt]300[/size] years ago.
The lost everything to Buhari's children (BOKO HARAM)

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Re: The Forgotten Groundnut Pyramids Of Northern Nigeria (Photos) by hakeem4(m): 7:07pm On Jul 03, 2015
Wetin bring me come here?

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Re: The Forgotten Groundnut Pyramids Of Northern Nigeria (Photos) by oluwafemi1993: 7:07pm On Jul 03, 2015
Do they still exist shocked

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Re: The Forgotten Groundnut Pyramids Of Northern Nigeria (Photos) by Aare2050(m): 7:07pm On Jul 03, 2015
WOW

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Re: The Forgotten Groundnut Pyramids Of Northern Nigeria (Photos) by Zico5(m): 7:07pm On Jul 03, 2015
This is part of what change is bringing back. Era of total dependence on oil is gone. Agriculture must be revisited, the work is on and we re waiting. Nigeria go better

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Re: The Forgotten Groundnut Pyramids Of Northern Nigeria (Photos) by teewhydope(m): 7:08pm On Jul 03, 2015
Groundnut ke!!
Re: The Forgotten Groundnut Pyramids Of Northern Nigeria (Photos) by BizBayo: 7:08pm On Jul 03, 2015
it really make sense.

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Re: The Forgotten Groundnut Pyramids Of Northern Nigeria (Photos) by virus04(m): 7:09pm On Jul 03, 2015
why u dey tell us?

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Re: The Forgotten Groundnut Pyramids Of Northern Nigeria (Photos) by Nobody: 7:09pm On Jul 03, 2015
hakeem4:
Wetin bring me come here?
longer longer
Re: The Forgotten Groundnut Pyramids Of Northern Nigeria (Photos) by Frankiss44(m): 7:09pm On Jul 03, 2015
The glory days just before the cursed oil was discovered

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Re: The Forgotten Groundnut Pyramids Of Northern Nigeria (Photos) by RobinHez(m): 7:09pm On Jul 03, 2015
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Re: The Forgotten Groundnut Pyramids Of Northern Nigeria (Photos) by ERONX(m): 7:09pm On Jul 03, 2015
who groundnut don't help...mtcheew

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Re: The Forgotten Groundnut Pyramids Of Northern Nigeria (Photos) by asumo12: 7:09pm On Jul 03, 2015
Chai my igbo girls don take over this tho...
Re: The Forgotten Groundnut Pyramids Of Northern Nigeria (Photos) by Dangbo(m): 7:10pm On Jul 03, 2015
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Re: The Forgotten Groundnut Pyramids Of Northern Nigeria (Photos) by femiranking28(m): 7:10pm On Jul 03, 2015
They used the land to build hotel
Re: The Forgotten Groundnut Pyramids Of Northern Nigeria (Photos) by tiamiyukunle69(m): 7:10pm On Jul 03, 2015
#BabaBringBackOurGroundnutPyramids
Re: The Forgotten Groundnut Pyramids Of Northern Nigeria (Photos) by Pappyjim: 7:10pm On Jul 03, 2015
See good old days kiss
Re: The Forgotten Groundnut Pyramids Of Northern Nigeria (Photos) by kodlins(f): 7:10pm On Jul 03, 2015
I pray we go back to the glory days.
This can only happen through policies and investment into the sector.
GEJ started a good work, I pray PMB will continue..

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Re: The Forgotten Groundnut Pyramids Of Northern Nigeria (Photos) by emmadejust(m): 7:11pm On Jul 03, 2015
too much labour doesn't really show u are productive ....

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Re: The Forgotten Groundnut Pyramids Of Northern Nigeria (Photos) by mrvitalis(m): 7:11pm On Jul 03, 2015
It will come back I believe

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Re: The Forgotten Groundnut Pyramids Of Northern Nigeria (Photos) by Nobody: 7:12pm On Jul 03, 2015
chai......... beautiful
Re: The Forgotten Groundnut Pyramids Of Northern Nigeria (Photos) by Noloss(f): 7:12pm On Jul 03, 2015
Beauriful! Am seeing dis for d first time n I luv d creativity. God bless Fed rep of Nig.
Re: The Forgotten Groundnut Pyramids Of Northern Nigeria (Photos) by Nobody: 7:12pm On Jul 03, 2015
Groundnut PYRAMIDS now replaced with BOKO HARAMIDS tongue

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Re: The Forgotten Groundnut Pyramids Of Northern Nigeria (Photos) by babtunns(m): 7:12pm On Jul 03, 2015
hakeem4:
Wetin bring me come here?

guy u wan finish me with laff o

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Re: The Forgotten Groundnut Pyramids Of Northern Nigeria (Photos) by RJayson(m): 7:12pm On Jul 03, 2015
Does it still exist.
Re: The Forgotten Groundnut Pyramids Of Northern Nigeria (Photos) by pheesayor(m): 7:13pm On Jul 03, 2015
Continue the investment in agriculture and soon we will be back to the glory days

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