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Wheat importation must end by 2023, says Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said zero importation of wheat into the country will be his legacy when he leaves office in 2023.

He spoke at the inauguration of the Brown Revolution of Wheat at Miango, Bassa Local Government of Plateau State recently.

He also disclosed the Federal Government was committed to continued support for the agricultural sector to ensure sustainability of food security efforts, contribute to foreign reserve and ultimately support growth of the economy.

“One legacy this administration desires to bequeath before leaving office is zero importation of wheat. To that end, we will work with all stakeholders to ensure this objective is achieved in the most impactful way for the Nigerian economy,” he said.

The private sector operators were also encouraged to key into agricultural financing initiatives provided by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and other government agencies.

He also commended efforts of key agencies that have contributed to the progress, such as CBN, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and its agencies, the National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC), the Lake Chad Research Institute (LCRI) as well as Flour Mills Nigeria and other public and private sector players. Continue Reading

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