By Olivia Isibor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – President Muhammadu Buhari has urged governors, bankers, investors, and entrepreneurs to look beyond the urban areas of the country when investing to help check the spate of insecurity in the country.
The president gave this charge on Thursday during a meeting with members of the Fertiliser Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN) in Abuja.
President Buhari expressed concern over the lack of employment prospects and opportunities in most rural communities, which has remained a major contributor to insecurity, noting that for decades, previous government policies have focused on urban development at the expense of rural inclusion, adding that his administration had worked hard to bridge some of the economic imbalances in the last four years through its various agricultural and financial policies to attract employment opportunities to rural areas.
“As we continue to expand our security operations to bring an end to these challenges, it is important to note that peace and prosperity can only be sustained if we collectively and actively support investments that take opportunities to our rural citizens. “I, therefore, urge our governors, bankers, investors, and entrepreneurs to look beyond our cities when it comes to investments