BAUCHI-PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari is happy at the success story from the agricultural sector under his administration.
Buhari,speaking yesterday at an All Progressives Congress (APC) rally in Bauchi said the agricultural policies of the government had produced the desired result.
“The last two rainy seasons recorded in the last two years in the country as a result of which farmers recorded bumper harvest, were gifts from God,” he told a massive crowd of supporters
“Nigerians who heeded to my call for them to go back to farm, had no cause to regret,” he said.
Buhari promised that if re-elected for a second term, he would ensure that all existing agricultural programmes initiated by his administration, were sustained to ensure food security.
He expressed delight that the agricultural programme had reduced mass importation of food items.
He also expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the anti graft war embarked upon by his adminstration, saying it had yielded dividends.
The president reiterated the commitment of his administration to protect public treasury and ensure that looters were prosecuted according to the law of the land.
In his remarks, National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, cautioned the people against giving their mandate to someone else.
He urged Nigerians to thoroughly scrutinize presidential aspirants, adding that some of them that had boasted of being rich, owed it a duty to explain their sources of wealth.
Oshiomhole formally received into the APC high ranking politicians who switched allegiance mainly from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling party.
They included two former governors of the state,Alhaji Adamu Muazu and Mallam Isa Yuguda, a former deputy governor Abdulmalik Mahmood, as well as Senators Abubakar Maikafi and Babayo Gamawa.
The defectors were handed over to Oshiomhole by the APC chairman in the state, Alhaji Uba Nana who commended commended the defectors for taking the right decision at the appropriate time.