President Muhammadu Buhari has blamed the Nigerian Media for failing to showcase the agricultural achievements of his administration.
The president apportioned the blame on Wednesday while addressing young political appointees at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.
Mr Buhari has never spoken to any Nigerian Media outfits since he came into office. He is known for granting interview to foreign based media outlets each time he leaves the shores of the country.
The Nigerian leader said he is disappointed that the local media has has refused to showcase the achievements of his administration in the agricultural sector.
Buhari also stated that his administration has reduced the importation of rice by 90 percent and that those who have gone into the agricultural sector because they could not secure white-collar jobs are reaping the reward.
“I’m very disappointed with the Nigerian press. They didn’t give this government the credit of the `go back to land programme,” Mr Buhari said.
“We have cut down the importation of rice by at least 90 percent. I foresaw our problem in agriculture and did the right thing and today, people are much better.
“In terms of unemployment, our able-bodied persons that do not have education and can’t get white-collar jobs, went back to till the land and today, none of them is regretting it,” he noted.
The president who is seeking a second term in office added that the intention of his administration “is to do the infrastructure and give education and healthcare to our people especially the poor.”