Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said that there shouldn’t be reason for citizens to go hungry as there are farms for them to get food to eat.
He made this known during an interview with Tambari Hausa TV which aired Wednesday night, November 2.
The president who reminisced on his border closure policy said that he’d encouraged Nigerians to till the land and get their food. He noted that going to the farm was a ready solution for all who were hungry,
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“If you are trying to report me to Nigerians that I didn’t fulfill my promise, let me ask you, when I assumed office, didn’t I order the closure of the land borders for almost two years?
“I took that decision to stop rice importation and said we should farm what we eat or die 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.”
Speaking further, the president said:
“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.”
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