Thursday, 30 June 2016

Mobilize your people to go back to farm, Buhari urges traditional rulers

President Buhari yesterday asked traditional rulers in Nigeria to mobilize their subjects to go back to their farms. Buhari made the appeal while hosting Council of Traditional Rulers at the state house Abuja yesterday June 29th. He said the dwindling price of oil has forced the Federal government to look in other directions to source for revenue.

"In food production, Nigeria, we can feed ourselves and even export. This is why we are seriously turning to agriculture. That is why I’m asking you, for our own survival as a nation state, keep on telling our people that whoever has a piece of land, please let him cultivate it even if he is going to cultivate what he will eat and feed his family. This is very, very serious representation I brought to you to please make sure that you mobilize your people to go back to farm to achieve self-sufficiency in food production,’’ he said.

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