The Africa’s largest economy has been battered by falling crude prices and a tight foreign currency policy, forcing prices to rise sharply.
Many Nigerians are complaining about living costs escalating
Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu in a statement charged “All able-bodied” men and women living in camps for people displaced by militant Islamist group Boko Haram should be assisted to “immediately” return to farming.
Most of the displaced people were farmers before the militants seized their towns and villages, forcing them to flee. Government troops have now recaptured most of the territories.
Mr Shehu told the BBC Hausa service that details of the programme will be announced later.
He defended the government’s currency policy, saying the soaring food prices are being caused by some traders who are exploiting the situation to make huge profits.