Tinubu not accessible for suggestions on food, cost of living crisis – Ndume

Chief Whip of the Senate, Ali Ndume, has said President Bola Tinubu is not accessible to some ministers and lawmakers over the food crisis bedeviling the country.

Ndume said this on Tuesday, in an interview with BBC Hausa, on the economic hardship and food insecurity in the country.

The senator representing Borno Sorth said members of the National Assembly do not have access to the president on the issues plaguing their constituencies.

The Borno senator said the federal government must intervene on the “food scarcity” confronting the citizenry before it snowballs into something else.

“The major problem with this government is that its doors are closed, to the extent that even some ministers cannot see the president,” he said.

“Not to mention members of the national assembly who do not have the opportunity to meet with him and discuss the issues affecting their constituencies.

“We want to draw the government’s attention to the fact that Nigeria is not only facing a high cost of living but also food scarcity. We want the president to intervene on the issue of high cost of living and food scarcity.

“What we want the government to do is to sit with experts and other stakeholders to find a solution to the problem.

“We are urging the government to take action, lest they forget that Nigeria is grappling with both soaring prices and a severe food shortage.”


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