President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, insisted that his administration would ensure that Central Bank of Nigeria will not to provide foreign exchange for those importing food or fertilizer into the country.
Buhari said that rather than providing Forex for import, he would empower local farmers and producers, adding that there are able-bodied people who are willing to work and ”agriculture is the answer.”
The president wrote;
“I am restating it that nobody importing food or fertilizer should be given foreign exchange from the Central Bank. We will not pay a kobo of our foreign reserves to import food or fertilizer. We will instead empower local farmers and producers.
We have a lot of able-bodied young people willing to work, and agriculture is the answer.”
Replying Buhari’s statement, a Nigerian Twitter user @Intergrity56 pointed out that his son, Yusuf Buhari is also an able-bodied man.
“Yusuf is also an able-bodied young man.” he wrote.
- Labour Party suspends Arabambi over anti-party activities
- Asake apologizes for appearance at Birmingham shpw
- How I became Radio Presenter, Event Entertainer — Omo Culture
- Gov. Sanni Bello’s Spokesperson, Noel-Berje bags Media Personality Award
- Bandits tackles FG, military of ‘benefitting from insecurity’
- FG lost N113m over Abuja-Kaduna railway closure – NRC
- Aisha Buhari withdraws case against critic Aminu Mohammed
- INEC announces dates for PVCs collection
- Ronaldo denies reports he swore at Portugal coach over substitution
- Lagos marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities