Olumide Jones Advises FG Over The Cost of Food Items In Nigeria

The Peoples Democratic Party( PDP) Chieftain in Ogun State Hon. Olumide Jones said unless all forms of security challenges such as cattle rustling, banditry, herders/farmers conflicts affecting farming activities and related businesses are effectively tackled, the price of food stuffs will continue to get out of the reach of many Nigerians.

He disclosed this during and interview with newsmen on telephone.

He  enjoined the federal government to put in place a system that would address the challenges in order to bring down the food prices in the country.

Jones said “the government owes it a duty to put an end to the security challenges facing the country. Indeed the situation is so bad that farmers are afraid of going to their farms.

"Government should first tackle the issue of security across the country, as this will enable farmers to intensify on the production of food and smooth movement of farm produce and foodstuffs from the rural areas to urban centres.”

"When farmers are not adequately supported financially to produce enough food, there is no way the price of the little ones produced will not increase, because of the high cost of production.”

He therefore called for improved security situation, said that many farmers had been displaced and unable to go to their farms due to the challenge of insecurity in the country.

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