President Buhari pledges more agricultural revolution

Timothy Choji, Abuja


President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to introduce new programmes and projects that will make agriculture more attractive to Nigerians and increase jobs in the sector.He made the remarks on Sunday in Daura, Katsina State, North-West, Nigeria.

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.”

Retired Assistant Inspector General of Poluce, 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, Mr. Mohammed Sale, while commending the Nigerian Government for establishing an irrigation scheme and developments in the community, appealed for a new Federal Medical Centre and University in Daura.