Thursday, 2 February 2017

FG sets up taskforce to check high cost of food items

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the Federal government has set up a task force that will check high cost of all food items in all markets nationwide.
Mohammed disclosed this to state house correspondents in Abuja yesterday.

According to Lai Mohammed, members of the task force include the ministers of agriculture, finance, water resources and transportation and they have been mandated to submit their interim report within the next one week

“The council has resolved to set up task force on food security. Government is quite concerned about the rising cost of food items and the fact that more often than not, even when these products are available and are in the market, they are sold at very exorbitant prices. So the government has set up a task force on food security to ensure that an end is put to the wastages that occur and with tons and tons of produce lying fallow in farms or getting rotten in markets. It is an inter-ministerial committee made up of the ministers of agriculture, finance, water resources, transportation’’ he said

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