Address The Issue Of Huger Urgently – APC Chieftain Tells Tinubu

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, has appealed to President Bola Tinubu to urgently address the issue of the high cost of food items in the country.

Naija News reports that Oyintiloye, in a chat with journalists on Sunday in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, said that Nigerians are hungry and living below the poverty line.

According to him, the household food items such as rice, beans, garri, spaghetti, and host others were getting out of the reach of the common man due to the hike in prices, and many Nigerians were wondering where the next meal would come from due to the extreme economic hardship.

Oyintiloye urged the president not to ignore the United Nations’ prediction that 82 million Nigerians, which is about 64 per cent of the country’s population, may go hungry by 2030.

He said that the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) data revealed that the food inflation rate in the country hit a record high of 40.66 per cent in May, surpassing the previous month’s 40.53 increase.

The former member of the defunct APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) noted that despite the abundant natural and human resources the country is blessed with, successive governments failed to drive the economy productively.

He said corruption and over-dependency on the system of sharing crude oil revenue by the tiers of government was hindering them from running a productive and self-sufficient economy for the benefit of the masses.

Oyintiloye stressed there was no doubt that President Tinubu was doing everything possible to salvage the situation through various intervention programmes, but the impacts of such interventions were far from alleviating the problem.

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