Coinciding with the myriad socio-economic challenges facing the nation, the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has called for urgent discussion among stakeholders to address the food inflation, naira depreciation and rising insecurity across parts of the country.
The NGF made the call in a communique issued on Thursday by its Chairman, Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara after its emergency virtual meeting.
AbdulRazaq said that members of the forum deliberated on the security situation and food stability in the country, noting that the federal government must improve foreign exchange supply by easing commodity export requirements to encourage exportation and supply of foreign exchange.
He said that the governors at the meeting were briefed by National Security Adviser, Malam Nuhu Ribadu and the representative, Director-General of the Department of State Service.
AbdulRazaq, further reiterated the governors’ commitment to deploy emergency food interventions, including incentives, food production and release of food items from strategic reserves.
He also said that the governors agreed to collaborate with food millers and commodity traders in their various states to boost food availability as an immediate short-term action.