• Wants grains released to drive down prices
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government to end what the party referred to as their insensitivity and take urgent steps to address the worsened food insecurity and the attendant hunger and starvation across the nation.
Making this assertion in a statement issued by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary on Sunday, the party lamented that under Buhari, over 82.9 million Nigerians can no longer afford their daily meals due to the failure of the administration to take practical steps to grow and protect the food sector, thereby leading to severe food scarcity with prices soaring beyond the reach of Nigerians.
It said: “Due to the misrule of the APC and Buhari administration, our country now ranks as 98 out of 107 in Global Hunger Index, with an agonizing food shortage, collapsed purchasing power; alarming 33.3 percent unemployment and 22.95 food inflation rates as well as increased morbidity and mortality rates.
Credit: Nigerian Tribune