PDP berates Buhari’s misrule, says Nigerians can no longer afford daily meals




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….urges Buhari open our silos to cushion the situation and push down prices

By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The Peoples Democratic Party has laments that under Muhammadu Buhari, over 82.9 million Nigerians can no longer afford their daily meals due to the failure of the administration to take practical steps to grow and protect the food sector, thereby leading to severe food scarcity prices soaring beyond the reach of Nigerians.

The party which attributed this to the misrule of the APC and Muhammadu Buhari administration, said our country now ranks as 98 out of 107 in Hunger Index, an agonizing food shortage, collapsed purchasing power; alarming 33.3 percent unemployment and 22.95 food rates as well as increased morbidity and mortality rates.

The PDP therefore called on Buhari to take urgent steps to address the urgent issue of hunger by opening our silos to cushion the situation and push down prices and also realign the agricultural sector by beefing security in food production areas so that our can return to the farmland.

This was contained in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan released via the official twitter handle account of the party.

The statement reads in full:

Nigerians are Starving, Dying, Address Food Insecurity Now, PDP Tells APC, Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party calls on Buhari and the -led to end their insensitivity and take urgent steps to address the worsened food insecurity and the attendant hunger and starvation across the nation.

The PDP laments that under Muhammadu Buhari, over 82.9 million Nigerians can no longer afford their daily meals due to the failure of the administration to take practical steps to grow and protect the food sector, thereby leading to severe food scarcity prices soaring beyond the reach of Nigerians.

Due to the misrule of the APC and Muhammadu Buhari administration, our country now ranks as 98 out of 107 in Hunger Index, with an agonizing food shortage, collapsed purchasing power; alarming 33.3 percent unemployment and 22.95 food rates as well as increased morbidity and mortality rates.

Today, under the APC, a bag of rice which sold for N8,000 under the PDP now sells for N30,000, a measure of garri and beans which sold for N150 and N250 now sell for N500 and N800 respectively; a measure of maize and guinea corn which sold for about N150 now sells for N400 while a kilo of meat which sold for about N800 now sells for about N2,300.

Our party notes that the current food crisis is occasioned by the failure of the APC administration to recalibrate our agricultural sector as well as to take decisive steps to address the violence, terrorism and banditry in food production areas.

Nigerians recall how the APC administration had remain insensitive to calls by our party and well-meaning Nigerians asking it to address the escalated violent attacks and killing of as well as livestock producers, by bandits, and criminal herders resulting in desertion of farms in various parts of our country.

Nigerians can also recall the response of the APC administration to the beheading of 43 rice in , wherein it heaped blames on the slain patriots instead of immediately tracking down their killers and ensuring the security of our in the area.

Under the APC and Muhammadu Buhari watch, our farmers now overflow in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps as their fields and farmhouses have been overrun by bandits and including political mercenaries brought into the country by thebAPC to assist in unleashing violence to rig the 2019 general elections.

Moreover, escalated insecurity on our highways has also hampered production and distribution value chain, with no hope in sight.

Our party charges Buhari to take urgent steps to address the urgent issue of hunger by opening our silos to cushion the situation and push down prices.

The should also realign the agricultural sector by beefing security in food production areas so that our farmers can return to the farmland.

The PDP also believes that the time has come for President Muhammadu Buhari to provide direct stimuli to small businesses as incentive to pay salaries, revamp production and purchasing power.

Moreover, President Muhammadu Buhari should take steps to recover the over N15 trillion stolen by APC and channel part of it to emergency action for food security in our country, before it is too late