President Muhammadu Buhari has on Saturday, in London said that the partial closure of Nigeria’s borders was not to penalize her neighbours.
This was disclosed in a meeting with a selected group of the Nigerian neighborhood in the United Kingdom.
President Buhari clarified that the period of closure will be employed for stock-taking on threats to the nation’s safety and economy.
He also clarified that it was meant to enhance the country’s security and economy noting that Nigerian farmers have been celebrating the closure which has drastically reduced the smuggling of agricultural harvest as well as arms and ammunition.
Buhari associated the country’s basic food security role to the “very good last three rainy seasons;” the federal government’s reduction in the price of fertilizers by 50 percent and the presidential command to the Central Bank of Nigeria not to give foreign exchange for food imports thereby saving the nations billions of naira.
Applauding Nigerians in the Diaspora for their huge home remittances more than $25 billion in 2018, the President also lauded their personal performances in their various careers of expertise.
Illustrating the achievements of his administration, the President said Nigeria’s “huge, vibrant youth population” have been encouraged to go back to the farms and are “living decent and reputable lifestyles.”
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