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FG taking steps to ameliorate rising cost of staple foods – Information Minister



Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji
Mohammed Idris has said the Federal Government is aware of the rising cost of
staple foods in the markets.


The Minister disclosed this during the 2024 conference and
annual general meeting of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, NIPR,
Niger State chapter in Minna on Tuesday.


Idris, who was represented by Malam Jibrin Ndace, Director
General of Voice of Nigeria, VON, said practical steps were being taken to
ameliorate the situation.



He said the President had directed the NSA, DSS and IGP to
coordinate with state governors to check activities of those hoarding food
commodities to ensure price control.


“On behalf of the Federal Government, I applaud the effort
of the Niger State Gov. Umaru Bago, for his timely decision to halt bulk-buying
of food items for hoarding.



“This no doubt helped in the recent reduction of the cost of
food items in the state,” he said.


He said the president in the last seven months, had been on
track fixing the economy, fighting insecurity, attracting foreign direct
investment and consolidating Nigeria’s foreign policy ethos on the world stage.



Dr Babangida Aliyu, former Governor of Niger, expressed
optimism that NIPR was being revived and expressed confidence that the chapter
shall become a trail blazer.

Source link: Nigerianeye

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