20181026

I'm Disappointed In Nigerian Journalists, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he is disappointed in the Nigerian press.

He said his grouse was that the media did not give his administration the credit for the agricultural revolution he said was ongoing in the country.

Buhari spoke while hosting some young political appointees to a dinner at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday night.

“I’m very disappointed in the Nigerian press. They didn’t give this government the credit of the “Go back to the land” programme. We have cut down the importation of rice by at least 90 per cent,” the President said.

He noted that many Nigerians were abandoning white collar jobs daily and embracing farming because of his government’s reform programme in the sector.

Under his watch, Buhari also said Nigeria had achieved food security.

He justified his appointment of Chief Audu Ogbeh as the Minister of Agriculture, saying the appointment was based on his antecedents.

He said the nation could not have a better person than Ogbeh whom he said had invested so much in agriculture and had also suffered.

“Ogbeh went to a bank, borrowed money and invested in agriculture. He suffered but eventually, he paid the money.

“So, you cannot have a better person than somebody who has suffered in the sector,” he said.