President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the release of food items from the strategic reserves, as part of measures to ease the spiraling of food prices in the country.
The president made this known earlier today on Twitter, as he wrote that the move was taken so as to tackle the high cost of food in the country.
"To ease the current high cost of poultry production, I have approved the release of 30,000 tons of maize from the national reserves, to animal feed producers.
We are very mindful of the challenge of high food prices, at a time when the economy is already in a slowdown caused by the global coronavirus situation, and are doing everything in our power to bring down the prices of food items across the country".
To ease the current high cost of poultry production, I have approved the release of 30,000 tons of maize from the national reserves, to animal feed producers.— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) September 3, 2020
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, had yesterday hinted at the move in a statement titled, ‘How President Buhari is tackling food inflation in the country.’
“The President has just approved the release of food items from the strategic reserves, including 30,000 tons of maize to animal feeds producers to ease the high cost of poultry production.
“President Buhari’s administration has raised some of these issues with the various food producer associations involved, particularly those of rice and other grains.
“With their cooperation, the high food prices should soon be a thing of the past.”