Amid Tinubu’s Absence, Gbajabiamila, Ribadu, Ministers Meet Over Protests, Food Crisis

Amid Tinubu’s Absence, Gbajabiamila, Ribadu, Ministers Meet Over Protests, Food Crisis

  • The administration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is looking into the shortage of food in the country
  • reports that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) government is concerned about what Nigerians are going through and is taking some steps to ensure citizens get some relief
  • Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila; the national security adviser, Nuhu Ribadu; including a handful of ministers serving under Tinubu’s cabinet had an emergency closed-door meeting at the Presidential Villa journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism.

State House, Abuja - The chief of staff (CoS) to the president, Femi Gbajabiamila, and the national security adviser (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu, presided over the presidential committee on emergency food intervention in Aso Rock, Abuja.

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Although the agenda of the meeting was not made public, The Nation reported on Tuesday, February 6, that it may be linked to the recent protests in some parts of the country over harsh economic conditions.

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Nigerians are complaining about growing hardship. Photo credits: @NuhuRibadu, @officialABAT, @femigbaja
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The meeting, which started at about 5:30 pm, comes amid President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's private visit to France.

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Others in the meeting are the minister of finance and coordinating minister of the economy Wale Edun; ministers of education, Tahir Mamman; agriculture and food security, Abubakar Kyari; information and national orientation, Mohammed Idris.

Also in the meeting are the minister of state for federal capital territory (FCT), Mariya Mahmoud; minister of state for agriculture and food security, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi; and governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Yemi Cardoso; Vanguard newspaper noted.

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Meanwhile, President Tinubu is expected to return to Nigeria soon.

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Earlier, reported that a journalist, Uloma Onyemachi, identified palliative distribution as a valuable strategy for mitigating food insecurity in Nigeria.

Onyemachi is a writing fellow of African Liberty.

In a recent op-ed, Onyemachi said beyond actions by the Tinubu administration, other institutional entities like non-governmental organisations and research centers, amongst others, also have a role to play in securing food self-sufficiency.


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