Hopes have been raised again for Nigerians as the Federal Government reveals its plans to crash the prices of food stuffs in the next two weeks.
This is coming at a time when the country is hit with an all-time economic recession that has got a lot of people grappling from the resulting effects.
Prices of basic commodities including foodstuffs have been on the increase despite several efforts by the federal government to secure a lasting solution to the menace.
In line with that, the federal government had on several occasions assured citizens not to lose hope as every cloud has a silver lining.
In their bid to live up to their words the government has revealed that it is already holding wide range consultative meetings with farmers.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, who is the chairman of presidential task force on soaring prices of foodstuffs disclosed this in a chat wit Leadership.
After weeks of effortless work, Ogbeh revealed the move by the federal government aimed at addressing the situation at least in part if not totally.
He said: “The federal government will intervene on the prices of rice and other commodities in the next two weeks. We are talking to farmers to ensure that the prices are drastically reduced.
“Although the high price is bad for non-farmers, it is good for the country because more and more people will rush to agriculture. At the end of it all, production will increase and prices will necessarily fall.”
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