28 April 2016
President Buhari has ordered the release of 10,000 tons of grain from the national reserve in a bid to halt food price increases after the economy has been battered by falling crude prices and a tight foreign currency policy, forcing prices to rise sharply.
“All able-bodied” men and women living in camps for people displaced by militant Islamist group Boko Haram should be assisted to “immediately” return to farming,” his spokesman Garba Shehu said in a statement.
Most of the displaced people were farmers before the militants seized their towns and villages, forcing them to flee. Government troops have now recaptured most of the territories, hence the possibility of their return home.