Speaking when he hosted a group of political appointees and volunteers in the state house, President Buhari accused the Nigerian media of failing to highlight the successes his administration has recorded in the area of agriculture. He noted that his government has been able to make agriculture more lucrative than white colar jobs.
“I’m very disappointed with the Nigerian press. They didn’t give this government the credit of the `go back to land programme. We have cut down the importation of rice by at least 90 percent… I foresaw our problem in agriculture and did the right thing and today, people are much better. In terms of unemployment, our able-bodied persons that do not have education and can’t get white-collar jobs, went back to till the land and today, none of them is regretting it.” he said
He reiterated his call on Nigerians who feel disappointed about their country to go elsewhere and see how those places are.
“If people don’t feel good about this country, let them go and find out what is happening elsewhere but we are going to stay here and we are going to salvage this country together. I have gone through a lot, I have been Governor, I was in charge of our petroleum sector for over three years, I was Head of State and now I have come without the uniform and have visited each of the 774 Local government Areas in this country. The intention of this administration is to do the infrastructure and give education and healthcare to our people especially the poor.” he said