Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, said the country would have been in trouble by now if not for his decision to embrace agriculture.
Speaking at a virtual meeting with members of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) at the State House, the President stressed the position of agriculture in the government’s scheme to reduce joblessness and poverty.
“For us to bounce back to productivity, especially in agriculture, the unemployed with many of them uneducated had to be persuaded to go into agriculture,” the President said.
‘‘If we hadn’t gone back to the lands we would have been in trouble by now. That is why we virtually stopped the importation of food thereby saving jobs and foreign exchange.”
‘’We are lucky we went back to the land. We eat what we produce. We are doing our best to secure the country and provide infrastructure for investment to be viable in the country,” he noted.