Buhari Tasks Nigerian Farmers To Embrace Wheat Farming To End Its Importation

President Mohammadu Buhari has tasked Nigerian farmers to embrace wheat farming to stop the importation of wheat which gulp over 2 billion dollars annually.

The President gave this advice at the flag-off of the 2021/2022 dry season wheat farming at Kwall in Bassa local government area of Plateau State Independent on Tuesday noted that the agriculture sector is one of the critical non-oil sectors which has made significant contributions to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) accounting for a 22.35 and 23.78 per cent contribution to the overall GDP in the first and second quarters of 2021 respectively.

He said a key focus of his administration has been the deployment of mechanisms to ensure that agriculture thrives in Nigeria to significantly grow the economy and achieve maximum welfare for the citizens by ensuring food and energy security.

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