How we promoted Agriculture in my first term- Buhari

In a bid to ensure sufficiency of food in Nigeria and stop importation of consumables, President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration


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How we promoted Agriculture in my first term- Buhari


 

In a bid to ensure sufficiency of food in Nigeria and stop importation of consumables, President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration partnered with Morocco to revive abandoned fertilizer blending plants across the country and also introduced the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme to provide cheap credit to small scale farmers in his first term.

 

Fresh Angle International can report that the President gave the explanation Wednesday August 14 via his twitter handle.

 

He explained that in the next four years, his administration will continue to introduce and implement policies that will support cultivation and consumption of locally produced food items.

 

He twitted, “We are taking our focus on Agriculture to the next level. In our first term, we partnered with Morocco to revive abandoned fertilizer blending plants across the country, and also introduced the Anchor Borrowers’ Program to provide cheap credit to small scale farmers. We also developed the food security program that provided capital to large scale food processors to enable them to off-take the grains produced by smallholder farmers. All of these, and more, aimed at addressing the value-chain issues confronting Agriculture in Nigeria. Over the next four years we will continue to introduce & implement policies that will support cultivation and consumption of locally produced food items. Nigeria stands to benefit a lot, in terms of jobs, expansion of our rural economy, savings in our foreign reserves, and so on”.


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