The Attorney-General and Minister of Justice of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has commended the President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) for his rice revolution plan that saved the country’s annual rice import before 2015.
He made the announcement at the All Progressive Congress Kebbi South zone in Yauri, Yauri Local Government Area of the state.
The minister said: “Before the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015, Nigeria used to spend N1.5 trillion annually importing rice from Thailand and other countries, but the rice revolution introduced by the president put an end to that.
“Today, I am happy to inform you that Nigeria does not import rice, we export more than 800 tons of rice every year. That is of course a great achievement.”
Malami said Kebbi people had no reason not to vote for APC at all levels, while citing federal government appointments that included the Sokoto River Basin Executive Director for Kebbi indigenes; Managing Director of HYPPADEC; EFCC boss; and the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, among others.
He listed the projects executed by the APC administration in the state as road construction from Sokoto to Kontagora, anchor loan programme, social welfare plan, youth empowerment and livelihood funds among others.
The minister appealed to the people of Kebbi to vote for APC, saying, “All candidates of the party at all levels should be confident to enjoy more dividends of democracy in their areas”.