We’ll achieve sufficiency, net exporter of agric produce – Tinubu

The present administration is revolutionizing agriculture to make Nigeria self-sufficient in food production and a net exporter of agricultural products, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said.

The president spoke Sunday when he received a delegation from the Global Tijaniyya Movement, led by Khalifa Muhammad Mahe Niass, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

He said his administration would support plans and efforts to give ease and succour to Hajj pilgrims. 

Tinubu emphasised the importance of spiritual endeavours in nation-building, underscoring his administration’s commitment to supporting religious activities.

The president highlighted the need for collaboration between political and spiritual leaders to advance the nation’s interests and promote unity among the people.

On agriculture, President Tinubu 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 mechanization. We must be productive as a people. That is the Sunnah and the principles I grew up understanding,” he said.

The President thanked the Global Tijaniyya Movement for their support and prayers, emphasizing the importance of collective efforts at building a better Nigeria.

Also speaking, Sheikh Mahe Niass, the Khalifa of Tijaniyya, commended the Tinubu administration 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 movement to the Nigerian leader. 

The delegation offered prayers for the nation’s progress, unity and prosperity, and for Almighty Allah to grant the president wisdom, strength and success.

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