Six Years Into Administration, Nigerian President Is Shocked Over Poor Farming

  • says security has improved considerably

Six years into his administration, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock to hear that only 2.5 per cent of arable lands in Nigeria is being cultivated.

Mr Buhari spoke to journalists on Tuesday in Daura, Katsina State, after the Eid-el-Kabir prayers.

The President urged Nigerians to embrace farming, saying that the Presidential Economic Advisory Council had told him only a small percentage of lands in Nigeria are being used.

Buhari called on security agencies in the country to work closely with farmers to create a more friendly and secure environment.


Buhari told the agencies to be more relentless in maintaining peace in the country and ensure a more harmonious relationship with communities to gather intelligence.

Buhari claimed that the security situation has "improved considerably over time in the North East and South-South," adding that similar efforts are being made in the North Central and North West.

He boasted that more would be done to fish out those that had been troubling the peace of the nation and its citizens.

Emir of Daura, Faruk Umar Faruk, urged Nigerians earlier at the prayer ground to be more supportive of the President to actualize his vision of "improving security and boosting the economy."

He added, "Since the President came into power, we have seen some positive changes in the country.

"May God continue to strengthen the President with good health and courage to bring peace to the country. God will not allow Nigeria to see shame.

"God has been keeping the country and he will keep the country," he said.

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