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”The CBN Must Not Give Money To Import Food”- Buhari

At the fifth regular meeting with the presidential economic advisory council that held at the statehouse in Abuja today December 29, President Buhari gave the directive that foreign exchange should not be provided for food importation.

A statement released by Garba Shehu,  the president’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, read:

“The CBN must not give money to import food. Already, about seven states are producing all the rice we need. We must eat what we produce. Going back to the land is the way out. We depend on petrol at the expense of agriculture. Now the oil industry is in turmoil. We are being squeezed to produce at 1.5 million barrels a day as against a capacity to produce 2.3 million. At the same time, the technical cost of our production per barrel is high, compared to the Middle East production

We will continue to encourage our people to go back to the land. Our elite is indoctrinated in the idea that we are rich in oil, leaving the land for the city for oil riches.

We are back to the land now. We must not lose the opportunity to make life easier for our people. Imagine what would have happened if we didn’t encourage agriculture and closed the borders. We would have been in trouble.”

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