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 Sokoto state governor,
Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has advised the federal government to take very
urgent and proactive measures capable of averting the challenge of  the news making the rounds that
Nigerian is likely to face famine come 2017.

Tambuwal, who has  insisted that, he cannot explain why Nigeria
chooses to ban importation of grains, especially rice via the landed
borders, advised that exportation of grains from the nation at this
material time is counter productive.
Speaking in Isa local government when the governor of
Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN) Godwin Emifele flagged off 2017 Dry
Season Wheat Farming in Sokoto state, Tambuwal opined that, massive
exportation of grains from Nigeria portends great dangers to the nations
future food security.
Tamnuwal, therefore advised the FG to stop the export of
food items to neighbouring countries, especially through the land border
and come up with emergency plans to purchase excess grains from the
farmers so as to boost grains reservoir in all parts of the country.
“I keep wondering why we have to ban import of food,
especially rice, from the land border but allow massive export of our
food commodity to neighbouring countries.
Considering our population, we must take measures that will enhance food security in our country,” Tamnuwal advised.”
 CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele in Sokoto at the occasion, stressed that diversification
from over dependence on oil to non-oil revenue source is the surest way
out for the country.
He said, Nigeria would soon be self sufficient in food production despite challenges.
CBN Governor divulged that, the journey to make Nigeria
self-sufficient in food production, especially rice is already being
CBN Governor mentioned that “This is where the country can feed itself and even have surplus for exports.”
He maintained that President Muhammadu Buhari  has good
plans for the country amongst which include efforts to diversify the
nation’s economy from heavy dependence on oil revenue.
On this note,  Emiefele admonished Nigerians to commend PMB
for allowing CBN initiate the Anchor Borrower Scheme aimed at
supporting agriculture
 Kebbi State Governor, Atiku
Bagudu and Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar who were all present  said the anchor
borrowers’ scheme will transform the agricultural sector in the country.

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