Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano
The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, on Monday urged the local, state and federal governments to focus on agriculture so as to boost food production in the country.
According to him, there was also the need for the Federal Government to construct additional dams across the country to enhance dry season farming for massive production of cash and food crops.
Speaking while delivering his traditional Eid-el-Kabir message shortly after the Eid prayer at the Kofar Mata Eid praying ground in Kano metropolis on Monday, Sanusi said constructing more dams was necessary in view of the fact that most of the developed countries had for long stopped depending on wet season farming.
He urged wealthy Muslims to support the less privileged persons in the society in order to alleviate their sufferings, especially during the current economic recession in the country.
The Emir said the call was also necessary in order to provide job opportunities to the teeming number of unemployed youths as well as ensure food security in the country.