Nigeria can feed itself and even turn a profit by exporting food, according to the Federal Government, which has declared that there is no need for the country to import food from other nations.

At a press conference on Thursday in Aso Villa, Abuja, Mohammed Idris, the Minister of Information and National Orientation, disclosed this.

In his own words: “It has also been decided that at this time, food importation will not be necessary for the benefit of our nation. Nigeria has the capacity to feed its own population and could even export food to other nations.

“To increase the amount of food that is available to Nigerians, the governors have also decided to work with the president to increase their own investments in the agricultural sector.

“It goes without saying that this investment also goes towards the development of livestock. All of these are done to guarantee food availability.

On Thursday, President Tinubu met with state governors to talk about the difficulties facing the nation right now.

Remember that the economy has been in decline, accompanied by hardship and a high cost of living, ever since President Tinubu assumed the nation’s administrative leadership and declared, “Subsidy is gone.

“Women and young people have taken to the streets to protest as a result of the situation, and there has also been a rise in criminal activity and increased political tension.

The Special Presidential Committee on Emergency has been authorised to make approximately 102,000 metric tonnes of various items, including rice, maize, and millet, available, despite President Tinubu’s directive to his economic team, which includes all pertinent government officials, to find a way to improve the situation.

The purpose of the meeting was to propose ways to address other economic problems such as food insecurity and the rising cost of goods.

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