Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s President, says he will appoint a “minister who knows agriculture and its role in providing jobs and growing our economy” as the country’s Minister of Agriculture.
Naija News reports that President Buhari made this known while addressing leaders of various communities from five Local Government Areas of Daura Emirate, who paid him a visit as part of Eid El-Kabir celebration on Tuesday, August 13.
Emphasizing the importance of agriculture under his “Next Level” administration, President Buhari noted that the next minister of Agriculture will be someone who is knowledgeable and will know how to promote interest and investment in the sector.
His words: “I will appoint a minister who knows agriculture and its role in providing jobs and growing our economy.
“You have seen how we broke the fertiliser jinx in the country.
“We will do more to better the lots of our farmers. Agriculture is our strength,” President Buhari added.
Speaking further, the President expressed excitement with the changing attitude of young Nigerians towards agriculture, with many earning respectable incomes.
President Buhari urged all Nigerians without regular incomes to return to the farm.
Meanwhile, the President has set Wednesday, August 21, 2019, to swear in Ministers-Designate.
Naija News reports that this was contained in a terse statement issued on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, by the Presidency on Tuesday, August 6.
This online news platform understands that the President will swear in the Ministers-Designate at the State House in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
“The Ministers-Designate will be sworn in by President @MBuhari on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at the State House,” the tweet read.
The Ministers-Designate will be sworn in by President @MBuhari on Wednesday August 21, 2019, at the State House.
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) August 6, 2019