BREAKING: FG Publicizes Date To Crash Meals Costs In Nigeria


FG has introduced the date to crash Meals Costs in Nigeria.


PoliticalNews Nigeria reviews that the Federal Authorities has declared that the continuing meals disaster will subside within the subsequent 100 and eighty days.


This Nigeria information platform understands that the Minister of Agriculture and Meals Safety, Sen Abubakar Kyari, introduced this through his social media platform on Wednesday, July 10.


This announcement comes at a time when Nigerians are expressing frustration over the hardship and starvation within the nation.



Kyari, nevertheless, has outlined the methods that can be put in place throughout this era to handle the problem.


He stated: “Our administration has unveiled a collection of strategic measures aimed toward addressing the excessive meals costs at present affecting our nation. These measures can be applied over the subsequent 180 days.”


His publication reads: “150-Day Responsibility-Free Import Window for Meals Commodities:

“Suspension of duties, tariffs, and taxes for the importation of sure meals commodities by means of land and sea borders. These commodities embrace maize, husked brown rice, wheat, and cowpeas.


“Imported meals commodities can be subjected to a Beneficial Retail Worth (RRP). We perceive issues concerning the high quality of those imports, particularly concerning their genetic composition. The federal government assures that every one requirements can be maintained to make sure the security and high quality of meals objects for consumption.


“The Federal Authorities will import 250,000 metric tons of wheat and 250,000 metric tons of maize. These semi-processed commodities can be equipped to small-scale processors and millers throughout the nation.


“Engagement with related stakeholders to set a GMP and buy surplus meals commodities to restock the Nationwide Strategic Meals Reserve.”


It added: “Ramp-Up of Production for the 2024/2025 Farming Cycle:

“Continued help to smallholder farmers throughout the ongoing moist season farming by means of present authorities initiatives; Strengthening and accelerating dry season farming nationwide;

“Embarking on aggressive agricultural mechanization to scale back drudgery, decrease production prices, and enhance productiveness.

Collaborating with sub-national entities to establish irrigable lands and enhance land below cultivation; Working intently with the Federal Ministry of Water Sources and Sanitation to rehabilitate and preserve irrigation amenities below river basin authorities throughout the federation.

“Growing strategic engagement for youth and ladies for instant greenhouse cultivation of horticultural crops reminiscent of tomatoes and pepper to extend production quantity, stabilize costs, and tackle meals shortages; Quick-tracking ongoing engagements with the Nigerian Army to quickly domesticate arable lands below the Defence Farms Scheme and inspiring different para-military institutions to make the most of out there arable lands for cultivation.


“Renewed Hope Nationwide Livestock Transformation Implementation Committee; This committee was inaugurated on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, to develop and implement insurance policies prioritizing livestock growth in alignment with the Nationwide Livestock Transformation Plan, and a ministry of Livestock Growth has been created.


  • Enhancement of Diet Safety
  • Selling the production of fortified meals commodities.
  • Supporting the scale-up of the Dwelling Backyard Initiative by the Workplace of the First Girl of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

Kyari additionally defined that “Over the subsequent 14 days, in shut collaboration with the Presidential Meals Methods Coordinating Unit (PFSCU) and the {Economic} Administration Workforce (EMT), we are going to convene with respective companies to finalize the implementation frameworks. We’ll make sure that info is publicly out there to facilitate the participation of all related stakeholders throughout the nation.”


Based on him, the success of those measures hinges on the cooperation and collaboration of all related MDAs and stakeholders.


“As our nation confronts this important meals safety problem, I reiterate President Tinubu’s unwavering dedication to reaching meals safety and making certain that no Nigerian goes to mattress hungry.


“My workforce and I’ll work swiftly and diligently to actualize these essential insurance policies, making certain meals safety for everybody within the instant time period whereas persevering with our methods for long-term interventions to handle underlying causes and guarantee sustainable and resilient meals techniques in Nigeria,” the Minister added.

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