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Muhammadu Buhari ‘I’ll ban importation of rice, tomatoes’, APC candidate says

Buhari stated this on Monday, February 2, during a meeting with the Organised Private Sector in Lagos.

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APC Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari

(AIT online)

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari has said that he would ban the importation of rice and tomatoes in Nigeria if he is elected into office.

Buhari stated this on Monday, February 2, during a meeting with the Organised Private Sector in Lagos.

The former Head of State also added that his administration would focus on agriculture, mining, infrastructure and also on producing jobs for the many unemployed youths in the country.

“How can Nigeria be importing virtually everything? How can we be importing even tomatoes? If I am elected, basic items like rice and tomatoes, which we have the capacity to produce, will be banned from being imported,” Buhari said.

Buhari also spoke on Nigeria’s failing power sector and the steps he would take to overhaul the system.

“Our studies show that we will require no less than 200,000 trained personnel to support the initiative to provide power and light up Nigeria. Apart from the inherent direct employment that this will give, the reduction in the cost of production, the savings from self-generation by Nigerians, who currently spend a lot of their income on purchase of diesel and petrol to generate their own electricity, will reduce the burden on their disposable income,” he said.

The Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola was also present at the meeting during which he explained the difference between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress.

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