President Bola Tinubu, on Sunday, said his administration’s agricultural plan is focused on expanding food production, through aggressive mechanised farming and making Nigeria a net food exporting country.
President Tinubu revealed his plan when he received a delegation from the Global Tijaniyya Movement, led by Muhammad Mahe Niass, at the State House in Abuja.
The president said his administration is revolutionising agriculture to make Nigeria self-sufficient in food production and a net exporter of agricultural products.
According to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu also said his administration will support plans and efforts to give ease and succour to Hajj pilgrims.
He emphasised the importance of spiritual endeavours in nation building, underscoring his administration’s commitment to supporting religious activities.
He highlighted the need for collaboration between political and spiritual leaders to advance the nation’s interests and promote unity among the people.
On agriculture, the President 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.
President Tinubu thanked the Global Tijaniyya Movement for their support and prayers, emphasising the importance of collective efforts in building a better Nigeria.
Sheikh Mahe Niass, the Khalifa of Tijaniyya, speaking on behalf of the delegation, commended President Tinubu for his unwavering commitment to Nigeria’s peace, progress, and stability.
He expressed confidence in the President’s leadership and conveyed the fervent support and prayers of members of the Global Tijaniyya Movement to the Nigerian leader.
During their visit, the delegation offered prayers for the nation’s progress, unity and prosperity.
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