President Muhammadu Buhari said by the end of his administration, he would leave Nigeria more united, prosperous, and secure than he met it.
The president also said his administration was committed to the development of agriculture to raise agriculture production and its value chain, to ensure food sufficiency in the country, and exportation of agricultural products.
Buhari was speaking through his Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, during a working visit to inspect the level of work at the Agriculture Machinery and Equipment Development Institute (AMEDI) on Sunday in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital.
The president said that enormous steps had been taken to realize an increase in agriculture production as one of the key priorities of his administration was to transform the sector from subsistence to a very sophisticated machine driven.
This, he said, would bring about food sufficiency and food security in the country, and also provide for the exportation of agricultural products.
He commended the leadership of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) for the commitment and progress made on the project.
” President has asked me to come here to inspect and see the tremendous physical development that is taking place in NASENI, particularly one of the six Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Development Institutes.
“President Buhari regards agriculture as something very close to his heart because he believes that the time has come where we must produce what to eat and to eat what we produced and to ensure food sufficiency and food security.
“He is very proud to be associated with this state, he is very proud of the significant development that has taken place in this state, God willing by the time of the end of his administration, he will leave Nigeria more united, prosperous, and secured than he found it,” he said.