He said that by launching the CBN Anchor Borrowers financing initiative in Kebbi State, while also flagging-off the dry season rice and wheat farming late last year, what the President did was setting-off an agricultural revolution without saying so.
The Vice President spoke today when he met with a delegation of the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, and the Wheat Farmers Association of Nigeria, alongside Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Osinbajo who described rice and wheat farmers as among the most important people in Nigeria today, said that President Buhari’s action showed that he had a clear idea of how to execute a formidable agricultural policy.
He quoted the President as having made it campaign promise to pursue an active agriculture policy in rice and wheat production, because Nigerians consume them much.
Earlier the Kebbi State Governor, Bagudu had observed that the political will of the Buhari presidency in supporting rice and wheat farmers is energizing the agricultural sector, raising the esteem of the farmers and heightening productivity.
“As a result, Nigeria would be self-sufficient in rice under two years and in wheat within three.” [myad]