After his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, United States President Donald Trump has promised to send American farmers to Nigeria to help the country develop its agricultural sector.
This was disclosed in Washington DC by Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun, who was part of the Federal Government entourage to the United States.
He said the American president promised to subsidize whatever the farmers would need in order to remove any obstacles in the new relationship between Nigeria and the United States as regards the agricultural sector, TheNation writes.
“He kept saying that he will get farmers to come to Nigeria en masse and assist us and that they as government will subside them heavily so that they can come to Nigeria to assist us in our agriculture sector drive,”
He added that the meeting between Buhari and Trump was “very fruitful, very successful particularly if you take it from the angle that this is the very first African leader that President Trump will be receiving and it wasn’t just a meeting like that, it was deep rooted because I was part of the meeting. It showed what I will call the approval for almost what the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is doing.”
He said America has shown great commitment for the Buhari-led administration, adding that Nigerians would be particularly pleased with their plans for the agricultural sector.
“Yes, the oil is there, they too realised that before we get it right we need to diversify our economy and President Trump has actually given his commitment that they will now zero in in the area of agriculture and they will see his they can help us.”