President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigerians should farm what they eat or die hungry.
Buhari said Nigerians have no reason to complain of hunger.
He explained that his position was responsible for the decision to ban rice importation.
Speaking with Tambarin Hausa TV, the president said Nigeria can still feed itself despite the floods that had affected farming communities.
Buhari said the decision of his government to ban rice importation had led to the farming of rice.
According to Buhari: “I took that decision to stop rice importation and said we should farm what we eat or die of hunger.
“I said that since we have farmland and God has blessed us with rain, what reason does a Nigerian have to say he’s hungry?
“If you are hungry, go to the farm. I’m aware that floods have ravaged some farmlands this season but we are still selling rice made in Nigeria, and we can feed ourselves.”