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President Tinubu rules out food importation, says Nigeria can feed itself

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President Bola Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu has said that importing food items to address the soaring cost of food production in the country is not an option at this point for this current administration as Nigeria is potentially capable of feeding itself.

The president, represented by the Minister of Information, Mohammed Idris, made the announcement in Abuja during a meeting with the 36 governors of the federation.

According to the president, Nigeria can become a net exporter of food items to other neighboring countries in Africa.

Furthermore, the President also directed the national security adviser, the director general of the Department of State Services, and the Inspector General of Police to cooperate with governors to end the hoarding of food commodities in the country.

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While briefing journalists after the meeting, the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, said the Federal Government and state governors are considering the creation of state police.

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He explained that the process is still in its infancy and would only take shape after more deliberations between stakeholders.

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