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The President of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has ordered that a food intervention should be provided by the Federal Government to address the food shortage in the country.

Muhammed Idris, the Minister of Information and National Orientation revealed this at the State House after a meeting of the Presidential Committee on Emergency Food Intervention convened by the Chief of Staff to the President Femi Gbajabiamila.

The Minister emphasized the government’s concern for the challenges facing Nigerians and assured that steps are being taken to provide relief to the populace.

The meeting was attended by key figures including the Minister of Agriculture, Abubakar Kyari; Minister of State for Agriculture, Mustapha Shehuri; Minister of Budget and Planning, Atiku Bagudu; National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu; and Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Yemi Cardoso, among others.

Tuesday’s meeting follows recent protests in several parts of the country due to the increasing cost of food and living expenses. Demonstrations erupted in Niger and Kano states, underscoring the urgent need for measures to address the escalating prices of essential food items.

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