President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday called the electorate to vote for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as president to continue his (Buhari) legacy.
Buhari, who spoke in Hausa, gave the advice during the presidential campaign of the ruling APC in Damaturu, Yobe State.
The President said he joined Tinubu in the rallies because he wanted to tell Nigerians to vote for him (Tinubu).
“Vote for him so that he can continue with my legacy of rebuilding Nigeria.
“He is the person capable to continue the work of rebuilding Nigeria I started over seven years ago.”
Addressing party faithful who trooped out to Damaturu Township Stadium, Tinubu promised to ensure greater agricultural production for self-sustainability.
Asiwaju said that the cargo airport the President commissioned would be greatly needed “when our agenda for greater production of agricultural and industrial exports begins to take off”.
He described the airport project as a wise investment made with courage and foresight.
“It will be needed to transport Yobe’s excellent sesame, hibiscus and gum Arabic to the rest of the world.
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“Harnessing our agricultural endowment is more than an economic desire; it is a matter of national security.
“We need to further guarantee our food security to ensure social stability and lay the groundwork for more economic progress,” he said.
He pledged that his government would establish agricultural hubs, irrigation and water catchment systems to assist farmers throughout the nation, if emerged victorious at poll.
“We will invest in the individual small farmer.
“You will earn a good and guaranteed income through the establishment of Commodity Exchange boards.
“The commodity exchange boards will ensure an acceptable price for the crops you labour so hard to grow.”
On investment and tourism opportunities available in Yobe, Tinubu promised to work with the state government to invest in the exploration of the precious mineral resources found in the state.
“Your limestone, trona and gypsum will create jobs and earn money for the state.
“Yobe’s tourism potentials of the beautiful landscapes, sand dunes, oases and bird sanctuaries will be highlighted,” he promised.
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