President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration’s investment in agriculture has yielded visible results.
Buhari said this on Wednesday during an interactive session at the African Finance Summit in Paris, France.
He explained that the policy on border closure to neighbouring countries was to protect the economy and improve security.
“The future of Nigeria is in agriculture,’’ he said.
As part of commitment towards diversification of the economy, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday flagged off the 2021 wet season input distribution in the south-west geo-political zone under the CBN-Rice Farmers’ Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP), in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state.
On security, Buhari said all the service chiefs were changed in order to inject new energy and ideas into protecting the country, adding that the security chiefs were also given clear targets and timelines.
In his remarks, Kayode Ibrahim Laro, Nigeria’s Ambassador to France, appreciated the president for always creating time to interact with Nigerians, describing him as the “most friendly President to Nigerians in Diaspora’’.
At the meeting, according to the presidential aide, Nigerians in Paris raised issues with the president on security, voting in elections, economy and education.