President Muhammadu Buhari, says his government will do all within its power to continue its ongoing reforms in the agriculture sector so Nigeria can regain her lost glory as the major food exporter in Nigeria.
Addressing a delegation of the Kebbi State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja, Buhari stated the the importation of Rice and beans has dropped drastically, adding that Nigeria must not just become self-sufficient in food production but use agriculture as a source of export revenue.
“ Nigerians and indeed the world, are beginning to appreciate our efforts in the agricultural sector. We will work harder until we start exporting food. We are happy that rice and beans importation into the country have gone down by over 90 percent, and everyone can see how productive states like Kebbi turned out to be and states like Lagos, Ogun, and Ebonyi are following the example,” he said.
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