Senior Special Assistant to President, Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has said that the current administration created 12 million new jobs in agriculture alone.
Shehu made this known when he appeared on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily on Tuesday.
According to him, the Buhari-led administration performed credibly well in fighting corruption as well as the security and power sectors amongst others.
“In agriculture alone, the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) is talking about 12 million new jobs, look at what we did in agriculture, this administration inherited just four functional fertilizer processing companies, we have 52 that are working today,” he said.
“And this shifted the supplies of fertilizer to these 12 million new rice farmers, today rice farmers alone domestically produce rice. This country has achieved food sufficiency, we have diversified the economy, we are no longer a monocultural economy,” he added.