Buhari expects bumper harvest for farmers this year

Buhari expects bumper harvest for farmers this year

Monday, September 7, 2015 6:55 am

Buhari on his farm in Daura

Buhari on his farm in Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed delight over the abundant rainfall being witnessed in most parts of Nigeria, saying this maybe a sign of bumper harvest by farmers across the country.

This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday from the office of the Senior Special Assistant to the president, Mallam Garba Shehu.

The president noted that with this positive development, the spectre of agrarian distress was fast disappearing; giving rise to hope that hunger would not rear its ugly head this year.

According to President Buhari this will represent a sharp turnaround in the fortunes in rural communities.

The president, who is farmer, had been to his farm in Daura at 7:00am on Saturday.

He said that he felt reassured about this when he saw good crop performance lining the roads all the way to his farm.

The statement said the president also expressed delight over the decision of the Daura Emirate Council, under the leadership of the Emir of Daura to honor him with a reception.

He congratulated the Emir and the people on the prospect of good harvest this year.

The Emir, Alhaji Umar Faruk, said the entire people of the state were proud of the President and his achievements in office so far.

He pledged their total commitment to his success in office.

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