Senate Urges Tinubu’s Govt to Address Food Crisis

The Senate on Tuesday called on the federal government to address the impending food insecurity challenges in the country.

The call was a sequel to a motion by Sunday Karimi (Kogi West) during the plenary.

Mr Karimi, while presenting his motion, said the prices of basic foodstuffs such as rice, beans, tomatoes, onions and others have increased by over a hundred per cent.

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He listed insecurity, bad roads, removal of fuel subsidy and devaluation of the naira as some factors that led to the inflation of food prices.

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Mr Karimi also raised alarm that farming communities in the border areas are exporting their produce to neighbouring countries instead of selling to Nigerians.

He, therefore, added that the upper chamber should urge the federal government to, as a matter of urgency, address the impending food crisis in the country.

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