In recent times, the agricultural sector has worked towards empowering farmers. The focus on agriculture is in a bid to ensure the country does not rely on importation to feed.
President Buhari in his New Year speech delivered in a live broadcast this morning, disclosed that the Federal government will stop the importation of rice beginning from this year
”Two years ago I appealed to people to go back to the land. I am highly gratified that agriculture has picked up, contributing to the government’s effort to re-structure the economy. Rice imports will stop this year. Local rice, fresher and more nutritious will be on our dishes from now on” he said