Buhari Urges Nigerians To Go Back To Farm, Insists Nigeria Must Feed Itself

Buhari Urges Nigerians To Go Back To Farm, Insists Nigeria Must Feed Itself
June 29 21:21 2016 Print This Article

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday challenged Nigerians to join? hands with his administration and ensure that the country feeds itself?in a few years.

The President who made the call during the breaking of Ramadan fast?with traditional rulers at the Presidential Villa, Abuja charged?traditional rulers across the country to encourage their followers to?cultivate the lands available to them.

“We must in few years time, at most, be able to feed ourselves. You?should therefore encourage your followers to get ready and grow enough?food to feed ourselves. Tell our people who have lands to cultivate?them even if it is to feed their family only,” he said.

According to him, he assumed office at a difficult time in the history?of the country with security and economic challenges.

He assured that his administration was making progress in the area or?security, he said the economic challenge was caused by the neglect of?the agriculture sector for oil.

The Sultan of Sokoto, Said Abubakar III, in his vote of thanks urged?all Nigerians to protect the integrity of all because God was not?wrong when he put everybody together in the country.

He said those beating the drum of war would fail.

He said the nation would overcome its current challenges in the?nearest future with commitment from all.

The monarch prayed for God’s guidance and good health for the?President as he leads the country, adding that it was the duty of?Nigerians to continue to pray for all leaders and the country for the?desired peace.

“The traditional rulers council will continue to support the President?in his drive to leave a legacy that future generation will be proud?of,” he promised.

Those who attended the event included the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan?Ogunwusi; Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II; Sultan of Sokoto, Said?Abubakar III; Etsu Nupe, Yahaya Abubakar; Gbom Gwom Jos, Da Jacob?Gyang Buba; Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe; Osemawe of?Ondo, Oba Victor Kiladejo; Olu of Ilaro and paramount ruler of?Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle.

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