TUC Tells Tinubu What to Do As Economic Hardship Bites Harder: “Begin Food Importation”

TUC Tells Tinubu What to Do As Economic Hardship Bites Harder: “Begin Food Importation”

  • Nigeria is facing an economic crisis occasioned by Tinubu's economic policies, such as subsidy removal and floating of the naira
  • At the moment, Tinubu's economic reforms have caused more hardship in the land, leading to a free fall of the naira and an alarming surge in the cost of living
  • However, the TUC, a left wing of the NLC, has urged the federal government to suspend its reforms and immediately begin the importation of food

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

FCT, Abuja - The leadership of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has urged the federal government led by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to begin importing food to mitigate the soaring prices across the country.

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Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) advises Tinubu
The president of the TUC has shared ways Tinubu can address the rising cost of food in Nigeria. Photo credit: Festus Osifo, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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This was disclosed by the president of TUC, Festus Osifo, during a press conference on the economic hardship ravaging the country on Monday, February 26, in Abuja, The Punch reported.

According to Osifo, Nigerians have never witnessed this level of hardship before, not even during military regimes.

Why FG should import food

He added that the problems were not unconnected to the government’s poor patronage of locally made products and services and lack of capable hands at the helm of affairs.

Osifo advised President Bola Tinubu to, as a matter of urgency, strengthen the economic management team and also look beyond party or tribal lines to develop homegrown solutions to the hardship.

“Nigerians must live to see tomorrow before we can understand how beautiful a government policy is. The national pride of striving to achieve food sufficiency locally should be temporarily relaxed. Governments at all levels should immediately purchase sufficient quantities of food items from different parts of the world and share them with vulnerable Nigerians.

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“Importing food abroad at this point will assist to reduce the hyper-inflation of food in the country. FG should allow importation of food items for Nigerians consumption within the next two weeks,” he added.

Tinubu meets with Dangote, Elumelu, others

Meanwhile, President Bola Tinubu, on Sunday, February 25, established an economic advisory committee comprising governors and essential figures in Nigeria.

This initiative by the president addresses the country's struggling economy and alleviates Nigerians' burdens.

During the Sunday meeting in Abuja, Tinubu emphasised exploring different strategies to tackle economic challenges.

Source: Legit.ng

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