Tuesday will be a day of reckoning for the residents of Maiduguri. A very historic and eventful occasion is at the verge of taking place within the metropolis. The people of Maiduguri are yet again anticipating the arrival of president Muhammad Buhari to unveil the rice pyramid of 33,000 bags, at Ramat square. Courtesy of wal wanne and sons limited.
If my memory serves me right, the last time president Buhari visited Maiduguri was to celebrate the nation’s 57th Independence anniversary with troops defending the nation against Boko Haram terrorist.
Hence, this time around, the issue has taking another dimension entirely, as wal wanne and sons limited are set to showcase the agricultural potentials of the Home of peace, in grand style.
However, it’s a well known fact that, the importance of agriculture cannot be over-emphasized in every nation of the world. In view of this, the government of president Buhari since inception, tilt its priority towards revolutionising the agricultural sector, specifically to reposition the economy.
One of such developmental idea is, the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Anchor Borrowers Programme which has empowered millions of Nigerians rice farmers and as a result driving the country to attaining self sufficiency in rice production.
Wal wanne ,through the anchor borrowers programme of the central bank of Nigeria and the bank of agric, despite the violent activities of the dreaded boko haram insurgents, was able to mobilise more than 18,000 farmers across the state, provide them with funding, expertise and mechanization so as to yield positive outcome. Consequently, the end has justify the means, after the bumper harvest, 33,000 bags of rice were harvested, which will be historically displayed on Tuesday ,27 March, 2018.
While expressing satisfaction, an elderly man, Yusuf Umar Ishaq said that, ” the idea is indeed a welcome development not only to the jobless youths, but of course, Borno state at large” He went further by adding that, “wal wanne is a blessing to Borno state and we hope to see more of his kind in nearby future , so that Borno state can get to the promise land”.
On Tuesday, 27 of March, notable dignitaries and people from all walks of life are expected to converge at Ramat square to witness the remarkable event.