The growing insecurity across the country appears not to be affecting only a couple of regions in Nigeria but the entire population.
Members of the House of Representatives while deliberating at the plenary on Thursday, July 28, said that the worsening insecurity in the country has exacerbated the nation's food crisis challenge.
Leadership reports that the lawmakers stated that terrorists have continued to lay siege on farms and have on various occasions successfully kidnapped or killed farmers and members of their families.
According to lawmakers, the looming food crisis will be affecting 19 states across the country
Further calling on the House committees on agriculture and related matters, the leadership of the House said there is a need to begin the process of establishing and implementing protocols to manage food resources and mitigate the looming food crisis in Nigeria.
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The decision by the adoption of a motion by two lawmakers Rimamnde Shawulu and Solomon Bob titled ‘Urgent Need to Emplace Emergency Programmes and Protocol for the Impending Food Shortages.’
The Punch reports that moving the motion, Shawulu noted that the world is apprehensive of an impending massive shortage of food and possible famine.
He added that a report published by the Central Bank of Nigeria showed that the nation’s food import bill increased by 45 per cent to $2.71bn within 12 months in 2021.
The states that might be affected by the looming food crisis include
4. Cross Rivers
Trouble for CBN governor as Senate takes firm decision over dollar to N700, highlights sanctions for Emefiele
The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday, July 27, summoned the Central Bank of Nigeria's governor over the spike exchange rate between the naira and the dollar.
The call for Godwin Emefiele to appear before the Senate followed a motion sponsored by the senator representing Ekiti North.
Another senator said that the major cause of the wide exchange rate between the currencies is that Nigeria runs a consumer economy.
Buhari asks Senate, Lawan to confirm 19 nominees as INEC commissioners, gives reasons
On Tuesday, July 26, President Muhammadu Buhari urged lawmakers of the Nigerian Senate to confirm 19 nominees as Resident Electoral Commissioners for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The president in a letter dated July 25, 2022, and sent to the leadership of the Upper Chamber said that the request for the confirmation of the nominees was in accordance with the provisions of Section 154 (1) of the Nigerian Constitution.
Read by the Senate president, Ahmad Lawan on the floor of the plenary, the president in his letter explained that the nomination of five REC is for renewal, while the other 14 are fresh appointments.