President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigerians have no reason to worry about hunger because the country has fertile fields 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 food importation and force people back to farm.
“I took that decision to stop rice importation and said we should farm what we eat or d#e 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 employees that left their air-conditioned offices to go farming, and they have reaped bountiful harvests. “As a result, we are grateful,” he remarked.