President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress, APC, has demanded Nigerians to be willing to farm what they would eat or starve to death, noting that no one has the right to complain of hunger in Nigeria.
The president disclosed this on Wednesday in an interview with Tambarin Hausa TV, a Kano State-based media, that despite the floods that had devastated farming communities, Nigeria could still feed itself, IsL source
Buhari recalled that one of the policies he undertook upon assuming office in 2015 was to block the Nigerian borders from food importation and force people back to farm.
He said, “I took that decision 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. 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.”