President Muhammadu Buhari states that because there are agricultural fields in Nigeria and God has blessed us with rain, Nigerians have no need to lament their lack of food.
This is what the president reportedly said on Wednesday in Kano State during an interview with Tambarin Hausa TV.
In the interview, Buhari stated that one of the measures he implemented after taking office in 2015 was to prevent food imports into Nigeria and compel people to return to farming.
“I took that decision to stop rice importation and said we should farm what we eat or d#e of hunger. I said that since we have farm land and God has blessed us with rain, what reason does a Nigerian have to say he’s hungry?
If you are hungry, go to the farm. I’m aware that floods have ravaged some farmlands this season but we are still selling rice made in Nigeria, and we can feed ourselves. Is that not an achievement?
We have workers who left their air-conditioned offices and went into farming, and they had bounty harvests. So, we are grateful.”