Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Osinbajo meets presidential task force on food security

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday met behind closed doors with members of the presidential task force on the rising cost of food items in the country.

The meeting, which took place at Aguda House, the official residence of the acting president, was attended by all members of the group, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the setting up of the task force as part of efforts to enhance food security in the country.

The task force is to urgently consider measures that would ensure a steady flow of farm produce to the market and reverse recent price increases.

It also has the responsibility of exploring strategies toward ensuring availability and affordability of food items to Nigerians.

The group, expected to submit its interim reports on February 8, has the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh; Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun and Minister of Industry, Trade and Development, Dr. Okey Enelamah, as members.

Other members of the team are – the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi; Minister of Water Resources, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige.

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