Federal Govt, Governors Blame #EndSARS Protests For Hike in Food Prices

Date: 20-11-2020 12:22 pm (3 months ago) | Author: kacy lee
- at 20-11-2020 12:22 PM (3 months ago)
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The Federal Government and state governors on Thursday resolved to put measures in place to address the hike in food prices being witnessed across the country.

The resolution was made at a virtual meeting of the National Economic Council presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.

The council, which is chaired by the Vice President, has all state governors and relevant ministers as members.

According to Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, the resolution was made after a presentation by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Agriculture, Dr Andrew Kwasari.

Akande said from the presentation, the council noted that food prices have changed between September and November involving commodities in Lagos and a few randomly selected states.

He said the council also identified “causes of the hike in food prices to include delay in going out to farm, which translates to delay in harvesting courtesy of COVID19 pandemic; EndSARS protest stalled food transportation and delivery and in some instances destroyed food stores; banditry in the North West effectively preventing farmers from harvesting fields cultivated; farmers/herders conflict destroyed farm produce in some states, and increased cost of transportation”.

On resolution, Akande said, “States and FG were urged to adopt urgent measures including social protection schemes to deal with the situation.

“The FG will also pursue the implementation of its ESP -Agric plan and others to positively improve the situation in the sector.”

Akande said the council also received presentation from the Federal Road Safety Commission on the Nigeria Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030.

Posted: at 20-11-2020 12:22 PM (3 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- Abadiba at 20-11-2020 03:35 PM (3 months ago)
no it is due to IPOB. IPOB is responsible for everything that i wrong hapening in this country.
Posted: at 20-11-2020 03:35 PM (3 months ago) | Upcoming
- dopygenius at 20-11-2020 04:37 PM (3 months ago)
Quote from: Abadiba on 20-11-2020 03:35 PM
no it is due to IPOB. IPOB is responsible for everything that i wrong hapening in this country.
A typical example of a human goat, that's what you are.......Even ur name says it all
Thunder fire ur anus there born throway..
Posted: at 20-11-2020 04:37 PM (3 months ago) | Gistmaniac
- dopygenius at 20-11-2020 04:40 PM (3 months ago)
These useless fools of Leaders will always have something someone to blame for the hardship they have caused Nigerians... bunch of failures
Posted: at 20-11-2020 04:40 PM (3 months ago) | Gistmaniac
- trulyval at 20-11-2020 05:52 PM (3 months ago)
E no go better for this officials.
Posted: at 20-11-2020 05:52 PM (3 months ago) | Upcoming
- Igwesee at 20-11-2020 08:37 PM (3 months ago)
Hw i wish naija get pple like x-men,batman,spider man,agent 47;super man etc who nos wetin fr happen nw
Posted: at 20-11-2020 08:37 PM (3 months ago) | Newbie
- Damovo at 21-11-2020 05:42 AM (3 months ago)
Blame blame government.
Posted: at 21-11-2020 05:42 AM (3 months ago) | Newbie


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