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Buhari Directs Agric Agency To Buy 5 Additional Spraying Aircraft

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Executive Secretary of the National Agricultural Land Development Agency (NALDA), Prince Paul Ikonne to procure an additional five agricultural…

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Executive Secretary of the National Agricultural Land Development Agency (NALDA), Prince Paul Ikonne to procure an additional five agricultural spraying aircraft to cover the six geopolitical zones of the country.

The President gave the directive while launching some of the equipment procured by the agency on Thursday at the Eagle Square in Abuja.

“In addition to this spraying aircraft, I am directing the Executive Secretary of NALDA to procure additional 5 aircrafts in order to have each geopolitical zone covered. Government has procured various equipment for agricultural mechanization such as tractors, combined harvesters, pumping machines, surveillance and spraying drones, etc. We will keep procuring land preparation equipment until we have enough,” he said.

Represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, the President said his commitment to a better Nigeria was not in doubt adding that “I have demonstrated it from the inception of this government and I will keep demonstrating it until the last day of our service in 2023.”

President Buhari reiterated that he revived the agency with one sole aim of achieving food security while creating jobs in the Sector as additional means of earning foreign revenue besides oil.

“Within these two years of my bringing NALDA back, I am pleased that NALDA under my watch is achieving results that are directly and positively affecting the people, especially from the rural areas. In line with my vision of seeing Nigeria lead in agricultural development, I believe that after having resuscitated NALDA, my successors will build on its legacies in order for Nigeria to achieve food sufficiency in no distant time,” the president said.

Some of the equipment showcased were a drone for spraying chemicals, combined harvesters, tractors, and cages for poultry and rabbit production.