By Tukur Muntari
The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, has urged the Federal, state and Local governments to focus on agriculture to boost food production in the country.
Sanusi made the call when he delivered his traditional Eid-el Kabir message shortly after the Eid prayer at the Kofar Mata Eid praying ground in Kano metropolis on Monday.
He said agriculture would provide job opportunities for the unemployed youths and ensure food security in the country.
According to him, there is 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.
He 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.
Sanusi 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.
He, however, called on Nigerians irrespective of their religious beliefs and political inclination to continue to pray for economic growth and development in the country.
He also called for continuous prayers for economic growth and prosperity in the country.
NAN reports that the Eid prayer which was led by Sanusi was attended by the Acting Governor, Prof Hafiz Abubakar, members of the state executive council and other traditional rulers from the 44 local government areas.
The Eid prayer was conducted peacefully across the various Eid grounds in the state. ( Edited by Felix Nwadioha)