President Muhammadu Buhari says the Federal government will make 30,000 tons of maize available from the national reserves to animal feed producers to deal with the high cost of poultry production after the ban on importation of maize.
This was revealed by the statement he made on his official Twitter handle.
“To ease the current high cost of poultry production, I have approved the release of 30,000 tons of maize from the national reserves, to animal feed producers,” in the release he said.
The President said he was aware of the high food prices in the country which he said was caused due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Buhari further emphasized that the government is doing everything within it control to bring down the prices of food items in Nigeria.
He stated “We are very mindful of the challenge of high food prices, at a time when the economy is already in a slowdown caused by the global coronavirus situation, and are doing everything in our power to bring down the prices of food items across the country,”
This report is coming two days after the Federal Government announced the increase in electricity tariff and fuel price across the country.
The fuel price increase and electricity tariff have aroused criticisms from the people of Nigeria and the opposition parties.
Particularly the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said that the Buhari led government is the center of harsh policies.