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Buhari expressed concern over high price of food items

President Muhammad Buhari

President Muhammad Buhari has expressed his concern over high cost of food prices in the country.

The President in a tweet on Thursday said the high costs of commodities is due to Covid-19 effect and his administration will make it a transient one.

The tweet read: “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.”

“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

“Let me assure Nigerians that this situation of spiraling food prices will be a transient one

“We are also engaging with food producers associations and groups to tackle the issue of exploitative behaviour by middlemen and other actors, which is one of the factors responsible for the high food prices being experienced.”

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