The National National President President of of Rice Rice Farmers Farmers Association Association of of Nigerian Nigerian , , Alhaji Alhaji Aminu Aminu Goronyo Goronyo , , has has said said that that 12 12 . . 2 2 millions millions of of members members across across the the country country jointly jointly contributed contributed money money for for the the purchase purchase of of nomination nomination form form for for President President Muhammadu Muhammadu Buhari Buhari ’ ’ s s second second terms terms . .
Goronyo Goronyo , , who who led led other other national national and and state state officials officials of of the the association association on on a a visit visit to to Kebbi Kebbi State State Governor Governor Atiku Atiku Abubakar Abubakar Bagudu Bagudu , , in in his his capacity capacity as as the the Chairman Chairman of of Presidential Presidential Task Task Force Force on on Rice Rice and and Wheat Wheat Production Production in in Nigeria Nigeria , , expressed expressed happiness happiness and and commended commended the the President President and and the the governor governor for for encouraging encouraging rice rice production production in in the the country country , , which which he he said said significantly significantly reduced reduced rice rice importation importation , , adding adding that that all all Nigerian Nigerian have have started started seeing seeing the the benefits benefits of of the the programme programme . .
He He recalled recalled that that Bagudu Bagudu recently recently led led members members of of RIFAN RIFAN to to the the Presidential Presidential Villa Villa to to present present membership membership card card to to Buhari Buhari . . In In his his response response , , the the governor governor commended commended their their gesture gesture of of purchasing purchasing nomination nomination form form for for the the President President and and for for mobilising mobilising members members nationwide nationwide to to embark embark on on massive massive rice rice production production . . Bagudu Bagudu applauded applauded Buhari Buhari for for giving giving rice rice and and wheat wheat farmers farmers necessary necessary financial financial support support and and input input to to sustain sustain cultivation cultivation , , adding adding : : “ “ With With this this development development , , a a date date will will soon soon be be fixed fixed for for members members representing representing all all the the states states to to converge converge on on Abuja Abuja to to present present the the nomination nomination form form to to the the President President . . ” ”
Source: the Guardian Newspaper