United States President Donald Trump has promised to send American farmers to assist Nigeria as his contribution towards developing the country’s agriculture sector.
This was disclosed to journalists by Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State who was part of the Federal Government’s entourage to the United States at the just-concluded bilateral meeting between Trump and President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to Amosun, the American president also said he would subsidize whatever the Nigerian farmers would need in order to lessen any hindrance between the two country’s new-found relationship in agriculture.
“He (Trump) kept saying that he will get farmers to come to Nigeria en masse and assist us and that they as government will subsidise them heavily so that they can come to Nigeria to assist us in our agriculture sector drive”, the governor said.
He stressed 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.
“They followed what was happening maybe in the last few years. It was even them from their side that were reeling out all of those things that have happened to us as a nation and they recognise the fact that yes, things are tough and they appreciate the efforts of Mr. President. Of course, there is always room for improvement. They have shown commitment and they have shown general impression that they will support what we are doing,” he said.