The Federal Government has assurance that in spite of the present hardships in the country, the citizenry would soon get a new lease of life.
The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Lai Mohammed, gave the assurance while addressing State House Correspondents in reaction to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s recent criticisms of the Buhari administration.
The Minister rolled out the achievements of the Buhari’s administration in economic revamp but said that such positive indices might not have immediately impacted positively on Nigerians.
Lai stated that when the administration assumed office in 2015, some six million farmers were involved in rice production. He said that through its Anchor Borrowers’ programme “we have grown that number to over 12 million farmers.
The minister stated that the overall ambition was that agriculture should rise from 25 per cent to 40 per cent of GDP, so that the government could banish poverty and overcome economic anxiety.