Embrace Agriculture to End Sufferings under My Government, Buhari Tells Nigerians
President Muhammadu Buhari has said he is conscious of the sufferings Nigerians are going through under his government, saying he is not oblivious to the reality that Nigerians can not feed well.
The president made the remark in an exclusive interview with Channels Television, which was monitored by OnilineNews on Wednesday.
When asked if he was aware of the numbers of Nigerians who find it difficult to feed under his watch, the president responded that, “I’m absolutely aware of it, but like I said, look at the vast population of Nigerians, only 2.5% of the land revenue are being cultivated. We realised this rather too late, but we have to go back to the land (agriculture).”
He advised Nigerians to leverage the opportunity that agriculture offers in order to find a lasting solution to the current economic quagmire.
On the security situation in the country, Buhari said traditional rulers must play a huge role in bringing peace to communities.
He also advocated for more dialogue in solving the farmer-herder clashes recorded across the country.
“The role of traditional rulers must not be undermined, because in their areas they know who is who, even by families, not to even talk of individuals,” he said.
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