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Reps Want FG To Do More To Pot Food On Tables Of Nigerians

Reps Want FG To Do More To Pot Food On Tables Of Nigerians

The House of Representatives has Urged the Federal Government to improve on short-term food subsidies, assistance to farmers, especially those engaged in dry season farming, improved supply chain control to reduce wastage, and short-term price control

The resolution after deliberation on a motion of urgent public importance sponsored by Hon Chike Okafor, who frowned at the current state of food scarcity in the country

Hon Okafor said, the current state of food scarcity in Nigeria poses a grave threat to the health and livelihoods of millions of people adding that, Insufficient access to nutritious food not only leads to hunger and malnutrition but also exacerbates existing health conditions and undermines the overall development of the country.
He expressed worries that peaceful protests is taking place in some states with citizens groaning due to hunger and demanding immediate government intervention.
Contributing to the motion, some lawmakers made their reservations on the emerging food scarcity

In another development, the House of Representatives cautioned the potential buyers of Multichoice Nigeria, Multichoice Africa or any other Subsidiaries of
the Multichoice Group operating in Nigeria to be aware of the alleged outstanding indebtedness which may have been covered in their papers
They also mandated the Committee on Finance to investigate the non-remittance of tax revenues by Multichoice to the Federation with focus on the suppression of information discovered from their submissions in their home country and report back within four (4) weeks for further legislative action.

Galaxy tv reports that the resolution was passed after debate on a motion moved by Hon Saidu Abubakar

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