President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigerians have no reason to complain of hunger as there are farm lands in the country and God has blessed us with rain.
The president reportedly said this on Wednesday during an interview with Tambarin Hausa Tv, in Kano State
Speaking in the interview, Buhari said that one of the policies he undertook upon assuming office in 2015 was to block the Nigerian borders from importation and force people back to farm
”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. 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-condition offices and went into farming, and they had bounty harvests. so we are grateful,” he said
Comments from Nigerians below
Alhakeemy_001 said Shey na so your families too Dey go farm?
Tiana_peter_ said As if the herdsmen were allowing the farmers to cultivate anything. This man is obviously not in this country with us
Unified_wale said This man has lost it
Laffmayor said Same farm they are kidnapping people abi? Same farm land mine killed 2 farmers in Kaduna Fantastic President