The Nigerian people have been exhorted by President Buhari to quit whining about starvation and instead go back to working the land.
According to People’s Gazette, he made these remarks when in an interview with Tambari Hausa TV and stated that notwithstanding the floods that have devastated rural villages, Nigeria is capable of providing food for its own.
Buhari further mentioned that one of the strategies his government put into effect after he took office was to prohibit the supply of commodities by shutting the boundaries and getting individuals to return to farming as a result of this.
He stated; “I took that decision (border closure) to stop rice importation and said we should farm what we eat or die of hunger.
I said that since we have farmland 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”.
The president furthermore explain; “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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