The Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, noted that Nigeria would have been in trouble without agriculture.
Buhari said this at a virtual meeting with the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) members at the State House in Abuja.
In his speech, President Buhari stressed the importance of 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,” Buhari said on Nigeria.
‘‘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.”
The President also broached the issue of the COVID-19 pandemic and how there was need for the recent government policies energy (electricity) and fuel.