President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has made remarkable progress in the agriculture value chain, from fertilizers to rice, to animal feed production towards the Nation’s food security.
The president, who revealed this in his Independence Day broadcast TODAY, warned that the country must not go back to the days of importing food and thereby exporting jobs’’.
He pledged that his administration would sustain its agricultural policies aimed at making the country self-sufficient in food production through massive investments in agriculture as well as the use of modern agricultural inputs and implements.
Buhari observed that his administration’s commitment to achieving macroeconomic stability and economic diversification has been underscored by the merger of the Ministry of Finance with the Ministry of Budget and National Planning.
President Buhari also said his administration’s attention is increasingly being focused on cyber-crimes and the abuse of technology through hate speech and other divisive material being propagated on social media.
He enjoined all citizens to always exercise restraint, tolerance and mutual respect in airing their grievances and frustrations while adding that the path of hatred and distrust only leads to hostility and destruction.
The President, who reiterated his call for unity across the diverse socio-ethnic groups in the country, expressed the hope that Nigeria would emerge from its present challenges stronger and more resilient than ever.