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Economic hardship: Begin food importation, TUC tells FG
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Mon, 26 Feb 2024   ||   Nigeria,
 

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria has asked the Federal Government to begin the importation of food to mitigate the soaring prices of food across the country.

This was disclosed by the President, TUC, Festus Osifo, during a press conference on the economic hardship ravaging the country on Monday in Abuja.

According to him, Nigerians have never witnessed this level of hardship before even during military regimes, adding that the problems are not unconnected to the government’s poor patronage of locally made products and services, and lack of capable hands at the helm of affairs.

“Nigerians must live to see tomorrow before we can understand how beautiful a government policy is. The national pride of striving to achieve food sufficiency locally should be temporarily relaxed. Governments at all levels should immediately purchase sufficient quantities of food items from different parts of the world and share them with vulnerable Nigerians.

“Importing food abroad at this point will assist to reduce the hyper-inflation of food in the country. FG should allow importation of food items for Nigerians consumption within the next two weeks,” he added.

Osifo advised President Bola Tinubu to as a matter of urgency strengthen the economic management team of his administration and also look beyond party or tribal lines to headhunt the best Nigerians throughout the world who could sit down and develop homegrown solutions to the hardship menace.

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