The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas has said that the House will be backing the government on emergency food aid to address the current rising food prices.
The Speaker who stated this on Thursday during a news briefing held at the National Assembly Complex, flanked by several lawmakers, said the House is aware of the pains and hardship Nigerians are facing, adding that the House will soon host a security summit to address rising rate of insecurity in the country.
The Speaker’s news conference is coming amid ongoing protests in some Northern states and the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) declared readiness to commence a strike over hardship.
Mr Abbas also used the platform to defend the Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila over recent “cyber bully” and campaign of “fake news” as he called on relevant security agencies to find those behind the campaign against Mr Gbajabiamila.
It would be recalled that Gbajabiamila recently wrote to the Department of State Security (DSS) about an alleged cyber campaign against him.