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Buhari pledges improved agric yield via sustainable technology


•PDP decries insecurity, alleges Nigeria heading for bankruptcy

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged the Federal Government’s commitment to sustain the deployment of Geographic Information Services (GIS) and other similar technologies to help farmers achieve increased production.

The Nigerian leader made the promise when he received a delegation of the Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON) led by the president of the International Federation of Surveyors, Prof. Rudolf Staiger, yesterday at the State House, Abuja.He expressed delight that many states were adopting GIS for both urban and rural development.

Buhari said his administration would continue to work with members of the survey and geo-informatics professions to provide quality infrastructure for the prosperity of Nigerians.

In his remarks, Prof Staiger told the president that he was in the country to witness the entrance of 344 inductees into the Surveyors Council of Nigeria and the investiture of the maiden edition of the Distinguished Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan Award for the Development of Survey and Geo-informatics in Nigeria.

The president of the International Federation of Surveyors added that the association was proud to be associated with the Nigerian leader and his administration’s determination to revive thee most populous black nation.

Besides, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said Nigeria was sliding into bankruptcy “because of the incompetence of the Muhammadu Buhari administration in managing sensitive economic issues.”

The party equally condemned what it called the “gross insensitivity displayed by the president on the worsening security situation in the country.”At an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting yesterday in Abuja, PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, noted: “Nothing exposes the president’s insensitivity and distance from the reality and from the people like his shock that Boko Haram still exists.”


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