The Buhari Agricultural Revolution Network (BARN) has declared its endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, ahead of the Presidential election on Saturday February 16th, and announced their plans to cultivate one million hectares of land across the country by 2021 in a bid to complement the government’s food security initiatives.
The President of the Network, Dr. Yakubu Ugwolawo, said this at the Network’s national office during its National Consultative Meeting in Abuja.
BARN, boasting of over six million members across the 36 states and the FCT, has been charged to mobilize as many Nigerians as possible to vote for the President during the February 16th polls.
“Consequent upon the foregoing, delegates representing over 6 million members have unanimously resolved to endorse the candidate of President Buhari and his Vice Prof. Osinbajo,” the Network President stated.
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“The re-election of President Buhari will ensure consolidation on the foundation being laid to effectively place the country on the positive path of growth and development never witnessed before in the past.
“The Buhari presidency has built confidence in the minds of agricultural communities across the country and it calls for enhanced investment in agriculture by local and foreign entrepreneurs.”
Ugwolawo applauded the efforts of President Buhari in executing the Federal Government’s Green Alternative Programme (GAP) in the past three and a half years, describing it as the most impacting compared to previous years.
He maintained that President Buhari has, through the Green Initiative, renewed the hopes of over 80% of Nigerians who depend on agriculture as their means of livelihood.
“Agriculture has been elevated to a profitable venture, and it has become a catalyst to the national economic development, while also serving as a huge employer of labor to the country,” Ugwolawo stated in a press release.
“The Buhari administration, in prioritizing agriculture beyond lip service, has achieved what the previous administrations failed to achieve.”
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Author: Rose Okeke, Abuja