Today, Tinubu and governors convene to provide solutions to Nigeria’s food crisis.

food crisisReports indicate that President Bola Tinubu and the 36 governors of the federation are gathering today, Thursday, February 15, 2024, to discuss and propose solutions to the ongoing food crisis in Nigeria.

As reported by The Punch, President Bola Tinubu is scheduled to hold a closed-door meeting with the governors at 11:00 am before his departure to Ethiopia for the African Union summit.

A source within the presidency, confirming the meeting, informed the newspaper, “The President will convene with all the governors tomorrow (today, Thursday) before his departure for Addis Ababa. The meeting is set between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm. It’s a pivotal gathering, with governors from the APC, the PDP, and other parties expected to attend.”

Governor Dikko Radda of Katsina State, also confirming the meeting to The Punch, highlighted that the focus of the discussion would be on the economic hardships faced by Nigerians. He expressed optimism that the meeting would provide relief to the country.

Radda emphasized, “We understand the weight of responsibility on us as governors and recognize the economic hardships endured by our people. We are committed to taking every possible step to alleviate the suffering, particularly among the less privileged.”

He further stated, “Tomorrow (today), all 36 state governors will convene with President Bola Tinubu to address the current economic challenges and explore avenues to alleviate the hardships faced by our people.”

These discussions follow remarks by governors affiliated with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), drawing parallels between Nigeria’s economic situation and that of Venezuela. The economic turmoil in Venezuela is characterized by hyperinflation, disease, food shortages, increased crime rates, and high mortality rates.

In response, the President’s Special Adviser on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, urged state governors via a Twitter statement to take proactive measures and address the food crisis in their respective states.

“The Federal Government isn’t the sole player in this scenario. Each state has its responsibilities. Picture every state striving to enhance food production within its borders, erecting a world-class hospital, improving infrastructure such as roads and schools. Envision the potential transformation of our nation,” Onanuga remarked.

Since President Bola Tinubu eliminated fuel subsidy in May 2023, Nigeria has grappled with inflation, leading to soaring prices of fuel and food. Meanwhile, the depreciation of the national currency persists, while insecurity in various regions adversely affects the nation’s food sufficiency and security.

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