by Kolapo Olapoju
President Goodluck Jonathan says he eats nothing but “rice grown in Nigeria”.
While writing in his daily Facebook report of his track record on Tuesday, January 27, President Goodluck Jonathan lauded the achievements of his Transformation Agenda which he says has helped Nigeria become self-sufficient in rice production.
He wrote: “With pride, I am able to again affirm, I eat rice grown in Nigeria. It is a matter of honour that more and more of the rice eaten in Nigeria now originates from Nigeria.”
“Major restaurants and hotel chains report to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture that they cannot meet the demand for locally grown rice, a report that corroborates our expectations that Nigeria will become self-sufficient in rice production in no distant time, should we maintain the on-going momentum of our Agricultural Transformation Agenda.”
“I am proud of what the Nigerian farmer has achieved and the sky is the limit if we stay the course. My dear friends, by God’s grace, we will stay the course” the President’s post added.