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2024: FG reveals plans to tackle food inflation

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The Federal Government of Nigeria on Friday, revealed plans to reduce food inflation in the country.

According to a statement by Senator Abubakar Kyari, the Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, the ministry’s goal included ensuring food security and driving down food inflation.

Kyari stated this when the Governor of Jigawa State, Umar Namadi paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.

“We also intend to massively produce to bring down food inflation because today the number one driver of inflation is food price inflation,” he said.

The minister maintained that President Bola Tinubu’s agenda on food security is on course.

He added that programmes on food production would be sustained in 2024 to have a positive impact on Nigerians.

“The Ministry is focused on ramping up massive production of staple crops using technology and mechanisation to achieve this goal.

“We are grateful for the support and guidance of Mr President as we work towards a more food-secured Nigeria. We are poised to implement our programmes in line with his vision for the agricultural sector.

“We are determined to drive agricultural transformation, enhance productivity, and ensure that our farmers have the necessary support to thrive,” he said.

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