President Muhammadu Buhari hailed the successes recorded by the country in agriculture in the past two years when he received the State Governors who paid him a goodwill at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The President said; “You are all doing your best and we are lucky our best has proven to be good enough. (Our) emphasis (has been) on agriculture and solid minerals right from our campaign days. We are more successful on agriculture because I think people could not afford to buy foreign food.”
“And all that we have learnt we will revert to the old system that we had of cooperatives right from local government levels up to the centre.
“I am very pleased with the reaction and don’t forget, I was told that most of the food, because Naira has gone down, are being bought by people from Burkina Faso to the Central African Republic.
“That trade has been there for generations and we cannot stop it,”