– President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerian farm owners to keep cultivating their land
– The president hopes that with the emphasis placed on agriculture Nigeria would be able to feed itself and even exportYesterday President Muhammadu Buhari has met with traditional rulers to break Ramadan fast and discuss matters of national importance at the state house in Abuja. During the event the president urged the local leaders to encourage Nigerian farmers keep working their lands.
President Muhammadu Buhari with breaking Ramadan fast with traditional rulers yesterday
Buhari once again stressed that the country is facing a difficult economic situation and agriculture is one of the ways that will allow ordinary people to stay afloat. He also expressed hope that Nigeria would soon be able to shift for itself and even export locally-made food items.
The president said:“In food production, Nigeria, we can feed ourselves and even export. This is why we are seriously turning to agriculture.
That is why I’m asking you, for our own survival as a nation state, keep on telling our people that whoever has a piece of land, please let him cultivate it even if he is going to cultivate what he will eat and feed his family.
This is very, very serious representation I brought to you to please make sure that you mobilize your people to go back to farm to achieve self-sufficiency in food production.”
Speaking on behalf of the traditional rulers, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar said that members of the Traditional Rulers’ Council would continue to cooperate with the government for peaceful co-existence of the diverse ethnic groups in the country.