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I Will Ban Importation Of Rice, Tomatoes- Buhari Says


APC Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari said that he will ban the importation of rice and tomatoes in Nigeria if elected into office.

Buhari stated this on Monday, Feburary 2, 2015, during a meeting with the organized Private Sector in Lagos.

Buhari said these food stuffs can be produced in the country and will be banned from being imported.

Buhari said “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 also said that his administration will focus on agriculture, mining, infrastructure and also on producing jobs for the many unemployed youths in the country.

The APC presidential candidate comments on the failing power sector and the steps he would take to tackle the problem.

Buhari said 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”




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