- Senator Shehu Sani commended President Buhari's directive asking the CBN to stop giving forex for food importation
- The Kaduna-born politician and activist said the directive will help to boost local food production
- Sani also urged the president to take Agriculture financing from CBN to Bank of Agriculture and protect farmers against insecurity
Shehu Sani, rights activist and former senator who represented Kaduna Central at the upper legislative chamber, supports President Buhari's directive to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) regarding food importation.
Sani in a tweet on his official Twitter handle, @ShehuSani, on Wednesday, August 14, said the president's directive asking the CBN to stop providing foreign exchange for food importation "is the right step forward".
"The President directive to the CBN to stop issuance of Forex for food importation is the right step forward. It will boost food production at home. Next is to hand over Agric financing to the Bank of Agriculture & not CBN & protect farmers from Kidnappers," he tweeted.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari said he had directed the CBN to stop providing foreign exchange for importation of food into the country, with the "steady improvement in agricultural production, and attainment of full food security".
Malam Garba Shehu, the president’s spokesman in a statement, said Buhari stated this when he hosted All Progressives Congress (APC) governors to Eid-el-Kabir lunch at his country home in Daura, Katsina state on Tuesday, August 13.
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