President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration will battle food inflation in the new year.

He also instructed the Central Bank of Nigeria not to issue monies to anyone desirous of food importation.

He said this during the fifth regular meeting of the Presidential Economic Advisory Commitee that held virtually in the state house of Tuesday.

He said the country must move to a position where it eats what it produces.

Buhari, in a statement by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu said his administration will continue to support agriculture.

“We will continue to encourage our people to go back to the land. Our elite are indoctrinated in the idea that we are rich in oil, leaving the land for the city for oil riches. We are back to the land now. We must not lose the opportunity to make life easier for our people. Imagine what would have happened if we didn’t encourage agriculture and closed the borders. We would have been in trouble.”

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