President Buhari begs Nigerians, says they are doing their best for the prices of food to come down
President Buhari urged nigerians to be more patients as his administration is doing everything within its power to bring down the prices of food items across the country.
According to the president, the COVID-19 pandemic, flooding, among other issues have led to a recent spike in the prices of food items in the country.
This was made known In a tweet posted on his Twitter handle on Thursday, September 3, where he assured Nigerians that this period of increase in food prices will be a transient one.
”To ease the current high cost of poultry production, I have approved the release of 30,000 tons of maize from the national reserves, to animal feed producers.
We are very mindful of the challenge of high food prices, at a time when the economy is already in a slowdown caused by the global coronavirus situation, and are doing everything in our power to bring down the prices of food items across the country.
Let me assure Nigerians that this situation of spiraling food prices will be a transient one.
We are also engaging with food producers associations and groups to tackle the issue of exploitative behavior by middlemen and other actors, which is one of the factors responsible for the high food prices being experienced.”
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