Tackling Banditry, Terrorism Will Drastically Reduce Hike in Rice Price – Tinubu

Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu has emphasized the need for Nigeria to address banditry, terrorism, and poor road conditions to combat rising food prices.

In a statement on Tuesday, his spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, revealed that the former Lagos State Governor, Tinubu, conveyed this message during a meeting with a delegation from the National Assembly in Lagos.

Tinubu noted that 60–70 percent of food in Nigeria is damaged due to these issues.

“We must find a way to eliminate banditry and terrorism so that farmers can bring out food from the farmland. If you do not have good roads to bring the food to the population, even if you grow the food and you are losing 60–70 percent to damages, you will pay the price,” he said.

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Tinubu’s comment comes amid ongoing public concern in Nigeria over rising food prices.

According to the National Bureau of Statistics’ latest Consumer Price Index and inflation report, Nigeria’s headline and food inflation rates soared to 33.95 percent and 44.66 percent, respectively, in May 2024.

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