FG To Convene Food Security Meeting To Address Rising Prices
The Federal Government has scheduled a meeting with the National Food Security Council soon to be addressed by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed to discuss the high cost of food items across the country.
It has also lined up concrete actions to ensure the growth of some sectors of the nation’s economy that have refused to grow in recent times.
Ahmed, made the disclosure at the end of a weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the State House, Abuja.
Briefing State House Correspondents, she said FEC gave approval for the National Food Security Council to meet “very quickly to address the issue of food inflation, and also provide a plan and some methods in which we can reduce the cost of food to support improved food prices for the citizenry.”
Ahmed further said council was briefed about the rising inflation rate and the need to manage the cost of inflation in the country.