Nigeria can feed itself — President Tinubu rules out food importation

President Bola Tinubu has said that importing food items to address the soaring cost of food production in the country is not an option at this point for this current administration as Nigeria is potentially capable of feeding itself, Nairametrics is reporting.

The president, represented by the Minister of Information, Mohammed Idris, made the announcement in Abuja during a meeting with the 36 governors of the federation.

According to the president, Nigeria can become a net exporter of food items to other neighboring countries in Africa. “A decision has also been taken that in the interest of our country, there will be no need for food importation at this point. Nigeria has the potential to feed itself and even be a net exporter of food items to other countries.

We also want to reverse some of the problems we are seeing in terms of food production in this country. What we are seeing now is just a temporary difficulty that we will face head on,” he said.

Furthermore, the President also directed the national security adviser, the director general of the Department of State Services, and the Inspector General of Police to cooperate with governors to end the hoarding of food commodities in the country. He ordered them to monitor warehouses hoarding food items across the country.



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