President Muhammadu Buhari has finally revealed the reason behind the increment of foodstuffs in the country despite the investments of his administration in agriculture.
The President disclosed this in his Eid-el-Kabir statement to Nigerians released by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, on Monday July 19, in Abuja, The News Report.
Buhari, however, noted that floods had caused large-scale destruction to agricultural farmlands, thereby impacting negatively on our efforts to boost local production in line with our policy to drastically reduce food importation.
He, therefore, assured that his administration is working hard to address food inflation occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic and the effect of floods on agricultural activities in the country.
“No government in our recent history has invested as heavily as we are doing to promote local production of about 20 other commodities, through the provision of loans and several other forms of support to our farmers.”
“As an elected president who enjoys the goodwill of the ordinary people that gave us their mandate, let me assure you that we are continuing with measures to bring relief to Nigerians, including making fertiliser available at affordable prices to our farmers.”