We will become a net exporter of food, says Tinubu

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said his administration’s agricultural plan is focused on expanding food production through aggressive mechanised farming and making Nigeria a net food exporting country.

The President said this when he hosted a delegation from the Global Tijaniyya Movement, led by Khalifa Muhammad Mahe Niass, at the State House yesterday in Abuja.

President Tinubu said his administration was revolutionising agriculture to make Nigeria self-sufficient in food production and a net exporter of agricultural products.

A statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, quoted President Tinubu as saying his administration would support plans and efforts to ensure that pilgrims to Saudi Arabia do not face hardship.

The President emphasised the essence of spiritual endeavours in nation-building, underscoring his administration’s commitment to supporting religious activities.

He said there was a need for collaboration between political and spiritual leaders to advance the nation’s interests and promote unity among the people.

Highlighting his administration’s plans for agriculture and other sectors, President Tinubu outlined plans to bolster agricultural productivity through various initiatives, including the expansion of farmlands, the provision of low-interest loans to farmers, and significant investments in irrigation infrastructure.

“We are dedicated to equipping hospitals with modern equipment, providing healthcare professionals with training, and ensuring social welfare for every citizen, including comprehensive health insurance coverage.

“Nigeria will become a net exporter of food. We are bringing thousands of tractors. Food production will be greatly expanded through aggressive mechanisation.

“We must be productive as a people. That is the Sunnah and the principles I grew up understanding,” he said.



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