We must produce what we eat, Buhari tells Nigerians

It was made clear by newsmen that, President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said under his leadership, Nigerians must produce what they eat.

He said the nation did not have what he called unlimited resources to continue the importation of food items that could be produced locally.

The President spoke while granting audience to the new Bulgarian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Vesselin Delcher, who was at the Presidential Villa, Abuja to present his letter of credence.

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According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President told his guest that his administration would vigorously implement policies that would revive Nigeria’s agricultural sector and reposition it as the mainstay of the nation’s economy.

He added that his administration would evolve and implement policies that will help Nigeria become self-sufficient in food production because continued importation of food could expose the country to more external shocks.

The President noted that the unbridled importation of food also contributes to the depletion of  the country’s foreign reserves and deprives citizens of job opportunities.

He said, “We must produce what we eat. We don’t have unlimited resources to continue the importation of food items that can be produced locally.

“Fortunately, some Nigerians have shown foresight by building factories that process agricultural products within the country.

“They have created a value chain that boosts employment, protects our foreign reserves and safeguards the economy from external shocks.

“We will do all that we can to encourage others to join in the effort to achieve national self-sufficiency in food production.”

Buhari added that his administration will also help and encourage Nigerian farmers to adopt modern, technology-driven methods that guarantee higher production and returns on investment.

The President , who also received the new High Commissioner of Australia, Mr. Paul Lehmann; the new High Commissioner of Sierra-Leone, Hajiya Afsatu  Ebiso-Kabba; and the new Ambassador of Iceland, Thordur Aegir Oskarsson, told them that Nigeria will welcome the  further strengthening  of relations with their countries, especially in the areas of   agriculture, solid minerals and trade.

He wished the four envoys, who were at the Presidential Villa to present their letters of credence to him,  successful tenures in Nigeria.

 

 

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19 thoughts on “We must produce what we eat, Buhari tells Nigerians

  1. Mr, President that’s correct Nigerian can produce what they EAT, also Can you PROTECT the Innocent Children as well from getting married at younger ages like 13, 14, and 15 etc, help them by telling the Emirs to stop that shit alright

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  2. President Muhammadu Buhari is absolutely correct that Nigeria must produce what we eat. Nigeria is not only capable of producing what we eat, Nigeria can feed the rest of West Africa, Africa and the rest of the world if we change our attitude to do the right things right. From Medical and Health Practice International Research Association in which I belong. Nigeria has more than 60% of the ten healthiest food on earth. I am sure that the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Agriculture and anybody can google ten healthiest food on earth in the internet. The federal Ministry of Agriculture must evolve vigorous productive farming engagement of Nigerians through mechanised farming.

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  3. Yes, I agree with u, my president. but ur govt. has a lot to do, by way of creating the enabling environment, providing technical, financial & agricultural extension advisory services support to drive the process and take us to our desired destination:FOOD SUFFICIENCY!

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  4. Mr President is right on the button on this statement of actual fact. We do not have a more viable choice anyway. Ride on my able Presido. God be with you. Nigerians to the farms we all go for a better tomorrow.

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  5. I Support made in Nigeria goods. But practice what you preach, The $1000 shoe Mr. President wore in one of the occasion, was it made in Nigeria? NOOOOOOOOO. Propangada

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