President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed delight over the abundant rainfall being witnessed in most parts of Nigeria, saying this maybe a sign of bumper harvest by farmers across the country.

This was contained in a statement in Abuja on Sunday from the office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.

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Buhari noted that with this positive development, the spectre of agrarian distress was fast disappearing; giving rise to hope that hunger would not rear its ugly head this year.

According to the President, this will represent a sharp turnaround in the fortune in rural communities.

Buhari, who is a farmer, had been to his farm in Daura at about 7am on Saturday.

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He said he felt reassured about this when he saw good crop performance lining the roads all the way to his farm.

The statement said the President also expressed delight with the decision of the Daura Emirate Council, under the leadership of the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Faruk, to honor him with a reception.

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He congratulated the Emir and the people on the prospect of good harvest this year.

Faruk said the entire people of the state were proud of the President and his achievements in office so far.