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You shouldn’t complain of hunger, there’s land for farming – Buhari to Nigerians



President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to stop complaining of hunger and return to the farm instead..

He spoke during an interview with Tambari Hausa TV, adding that despite the flood ravaging farming communities, Nigeria can still feed itself, Peoples Gazette reports.

Buhari also noted that one of the policies his administration implemented when he assumed office was to prevent food importation by closing the borders, thereby forcing people back to farm.

He said; “I took that decision (border closure) to stop rice importation and said we should farm what we eat or die of hunger.

I said that since we have farm land and God has blessed us with rain, what reason does a Nigerian have to say he’s hungry? If you are hungry, go to the farm”.

The president added; “I’m aware that floods have ravaged some farmlands this season but we are still selling rice made in Nigeria, and we can feed ourselves. Is that not an achievement? We have workers who left their air-conditioned offices and went into farming, and they had bounty harvests. So, we are grateful.”

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