FG to Distribute Fertiliser to States, Lawmakers to Address Food Crisis

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By Sabiu Abdullahi

The Federal Government has announced plans to distribute 60 trucks of fertiliser to each state in the country, as well as to senators and members of the House of Representatives, to address the food crisis in Nigeria.

The Senate, which disclosed the plan on Tuesday, called on the Federal Government to expedite action on fertiliser distribution.

Senator Sunday Karimi, representing Kogi West, moved a motion on the urgent need to address food insecurity and market exploitation of consumables in Nigeria.

Karimi noted that food inflation in the country has skyrocketed to 40.66 per cent, with prices of food items increasing by over 100-300 per cent without any attributable reason.

He lamented that efforts made by the Federal Government to arrest the consistent increase in food inflation had not yielded the desired results.

Senator Ali Ndume, representing Borno South, expressed concern that Nigeria was listed as one of the countries battling food insecurity, with over 32 million people expected to face a critical hunger crisis.

Former Senate President Ahmad Lawan warned that Nigerians had been extremely patient, but for how long he couldn’t guarantee.

He called for immediate action to address the food crisis, engaging with the executive to import food and provide foreign exchange.

The Senate called for a viable National Commodity Board to regulate the price of grains and ensure the elimination of artificial contributions to food and commodity inflation in Nigeria.

The motion was adopted, and the Senate urged the Federal Government to take immediate action to address the food crisis in the country.

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