Mr Ugochukwu Nnam, President, Initiative for Leadership Development and Change (ILDC), has urged Nigerians to be calm and patient with President Bola Tinubu’s long term policies on food security.
Nnam made the call on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja while reacting to the rising cost of food items in the country.
He said that Tinubu’s policies on food security were long term ones that would yield the desired results of food surplus in the near future.
“I call on Nigerians to be patient and calm over the alarming rate of food insecurity.
“I am optimistic of a better future when food would be surplus for all at affordable prices going by President Tinubu’s policies.’’
Nnam, who commended President Tinubu for deploying some savings from fuel subsidy removal into agricultural sector, blamed shortage of food on banditry.
According to him, many of the farms have been invaded by terrorists causing scarcity and high cost of food.
He, therefore, enjoined Nigerians not to lose hope in the capacity of the APC-led government to provide the needed environmental and food security.
Nnam called on Nigerian youths in particular to go into farming in order to boost food security.
The ILDC leader said that the CBN under Tinubu had initiated multi billion naira agricultural intervention programmes to improve food sufficiency by directing reaching the farmers.
He explained that youths’ engagement in farming would galvanise economic independence and employment where Nigeria would produce what they eat and eat what they produce. (NAN)