Buhari inaugurates Jigawa State Social Intervention Program

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday launched Jigawa State Social Intervention Program in Dutse, the state capital.

While speaking in Hausa dialect, the President commended Jigawa State government for the agricultural initiatives in the state, saying that he is excited about the agricultural impact of the state government.

“I am excited about what I have seen over the last three years. I have seen the commitment to return to the farm. I have also seen the impact of irrigation which was abandoned for more than ten years. We have stopped the importation of rice and this is for the good of our country. Now the importation of rice to Nigeria is reduced by almost 90%. Things are getting better.” he said.

The Jigawa Intervention Program is aimed at boosting agriculture through empowering and funding farmers in the state towards increased production.

The launch is in continuation of the President’s two-day working visit to the northwestern state.

According to the president, he is pleased with what the state government has done towards improving agriculture especially the commitment to return to the farms and the impact of irrigation.

“I’m happy with how the people of the state came out en masse to support us. We know your plight. We have you on our mind and we are doing everything within our power to improve your welfare,” he added.

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