"We Have No Money To Import Food, So We Must Produce What We Are Going To Eat.’’ - Buhari

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"We Have No Money To Import Food, So We Must Produce What We Are Going To Eat.’’ - Buhari



President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerian farmers to embark on massive productive agricultural activities this farming season as Nigeria has no money for food importation.

He made this known shortly after observing this year’s Eid prayer alongside members of his family and few presidential aides at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Sunday.

Buhari, who spoke to State House correspondents, said:

“I hope the raining season would be bountiful so that we get a lot of food.

“I wish the farmers will go to farms and save the lives so that we can produce what we need in sufficient quantity so that we don’t have to import food.

“In any case, we don’t have any money to import food. So we must produce what we are going to eat.’’

Speaking on the COVID 19 pandemic, Buhari urged Nigerians to strictly adhere to guidelines and measures put in place against the spread of the deadly virus in the country.

He said: “Nigerians can see that the COVID-19 has reduced us, both the developing and developed countries, to the same level. In fact, we have least casualties than they we have.

“So, it’s a very frightening development and I advised Nigerians to be very careful and take the advice of the Ministry of Health. Ministers of Health have been doing very well, speaking and educating the citizens on the deadly virus.

“So Nigeria, we should be very careful.’’ 

 (NAN)

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