President Muhammadu Buhari has declared the administration’s Anchors Borrowers’ Programme a huge success, saying 12.2 million farmers have joined the rice and wheat revolution while the country is moving close
to self- sufficiency in major grains.
The President, who was represented by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, spoke at the 25th Edition of the Nigeria Media Merit Award (NMMA) Ceremony in Lagos on Wednesday. He said the success of the agriculture revolution has turned thousands of rice farmers into millionaires and drastically reduced rice import.
”Apart from the successes we have achieved in tackling insecurity and fighting corruption, perhaps our most remarkable progress has been in the area of agriculture. Quietly but steadily, our agriculture revolution is bearing fruits.