President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday hailed the successes recorded by the country in agriculture in the past two years.
The President stated this when he received the State governors who paid him a good will visit at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“You are all doing your best and we are lucky our best has proved to be good enough.
“(Our) emphasis (has been) on agriculture and solid minerals right from our campaign days.
“We are more successful on agriculture because I think people could not afford to buy foreign food.
“And all that we have learnt we will revert to the old system that we had of cooperatives right from local government levels up to the centre.
“I am very pleased with the reaction and don’t forget, I was told that most of the food, because Naira has gone down, are being bought by people from Burkina Faso to the Central African Republic.
“That trade has been there for generations and we cannot stop it,” he said.
The President remarked that the devaluation of the Naira was unfortunate but not the making of the present administration.
Buhari stated that people had asked him to be more strict on the border, adding that “we said that we will be strict on imported food so that our farmers can be more encouraged’’.