By Kadiri Abdulrahman
President Bola Tinubu says he will take steps to ensure price control for agricultural products.
Tinubu said this in his inaugural address on Monday in Abuja.
According to him, rural income shall be secured by commodity exchange boards guaranteeing minimal prices for certain crops and animal products.
He said that agricultural hubs would be created throughout the nation to increase production and engage in value-added processes.
“The livestock sector will be introduced to best modern practices and steps taken to minimise the perennial conflict over land and water resources in the sector.
“Through these actions, food shall be made more abundant yet less costly. Farmers shall earn more while the average Nigerian pays less,” he said.
On foreign policy, Tinubu said that the crisis in Sudan and the turn from democracy by several nations in “our immediate neighbourhood were of pressing concern”.
He said that his primary foreign policy objective would be the peace and stability of the West African continent.
“We shall work with ECOWAS , the AU and willing partners in the international community to end extant conflicts and to resolve new ones.
“As we contain threats to peace, we shall also retool our foreign policy to more actively lead the regional and continental quest for collective prosperity, ” he said.
The President called on all Nigerians, irrespective of political affiliations, to support his government in his bid to take Nigeria to greater heights.
“Our administration will govern on your behalf but never rule over you.
“We shall consult and dialogue with, but never dictate. We shall reach out to all, but never put down a single person for holding views contrary to our own.
“We are here to further mend and heal this nation not tear and injure it,” he said.(NAN)