Governors say no need for food importation amid hunger

In the face of the growing economic hardship facing Nigerians, the federal government has said there was no need to import food items into the country.

Disclosing this on Thursday shortly after a meeting between President Bola Tinubu and the state governors, Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, said the government has ordered a clampdown on food hoarders.

The Minister said security agencies would team up with state governments to arrest the hoarders and make food commodities available to Nigerians at the appropriate price.

“The governors and Mr President have decided that security agencies will collaborate with the state governors to ensure this ends.

“Number two, a decision has also been taken, that in the interest of our country, there will be no need for food importation at this point.

“Nigeria has the potential to feed itself and even be a net exporter of food items to other countries. What we’re seeing now is just a temporary difficulty that will soon be over, ” Idris said.


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