President Muhammadu Buhari during the visit to his home state Katsina has expressed hopes of bumper harvest for farmers across the country.
Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, in a statement on September 6, noted the president’s optimism.
Buhari stated that with this positive development, the specter of agricultural distress was fast disappearing; giving rise to hope that hunger would not show its ugly head this year.
President Buhari added this will show a sharp turnaround in the fortunes in rural groups.
The Nigerian leader, who is farmer, had visited his farm in Daura at 7:00am on Saturday.
He said that he felt thankful about this when he saw good crop performance lining the roads all the way to his farm.
The statement said Buhari also expressed delight over the decision of the Daura Emirate Council, under the leadership of the Emir of Daura to honour him with a reception.
The president praised the Emir and the people on the prospect of good harvest this year.
The Emir, Alhaji Umar Faruk, said the entire people of the state were proud of the president and his achievements in office so far.
He vowed their total commitment to his success in office.
President has over the weekend marked 100 days in office.
According to Buhari’s declaration of assets the total number of his holdings in the farm include 270 heads of cattle, 25 sheep, five horses, a variety of birds and a number of economic trees.