President Buhari vows to boost economy through agriculture

President Buhari vows to boost economy through agriculture

- President Buhari said has said his administration will sustain investments in agriculture

- The president made the promises while addressing community development association in his hometown, Daura

- At another event in Daura, a victory party was organised by Porridge Dealers (Fura da Nunu) Association to celebrate Buhari’s re-election

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, March 10, in Daura promised to introduce new programmes and projects that will make agriculture more attractive to Nigerians and increase jobs in the sector.

President made this known when he was speaking to representatives of community and development associations from Daura Emirate in Katsina state who came to his home to congratulate him on his re-election.

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President Buhari said: ‘‘Nigerians are already benefiting from the good agricultural policies of this administration, lifestyles are changing and standards of living among the poor are rising.

“Investments in agriculture will be sustained. In the last three and a half years, the contributions of agriculture to GDP have been impressive, in addition to earnings from food exports.

“We have broken the fertilizer jinx and the product is today available in all local governments at low prices. More measures are in the offing to transform the lives of millions of Nigerians across the country."

Speaking at the event, Legit.ng gathers that a retired AIG Sani Daura said the president’s honesty and integrity in public governance would remain a thing of pride to the community, adding that those attributes, among others, guaranteed his re-election for a second term.

A youth representative, Alhaji Mohammed Sale, while commending the federal government for establishing an irrigation scheme, skills acquisition centre and completing a sub-station to boost electricity in the community, appealed for a new Federal Medical Centre (FMC) and university in Daura.

Sale said: ‘‘The youths are ready to participate actively in the Next Level of your government."

Later at a separate event in Daura, a victory party to celebrate President Buhari’s re-election was organised by Porridge Dealers (Fura da Nunu) Association in the ancient town.

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The president, who was represented at the fete by his senior aides and family members, joined the local community to some traditional singing, dancing and exchange of gifts.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that presidency on Thursday, February 21, released a full report on the improvement recorded in the economic sector of the country by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

The 10-point statement, which was posted on the Facebook page of Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the president on media, was based on the fourth quarter report on the 2018 Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

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Source: Legit Newspaper

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