Former minister of state for works, Adedayo Adeyeye has appealed to the government to hasten policies that will lessen the burden on the public, including introducing subsidy in food transportation to alleviate hunger and reduce food shortage.


Adeyeye speaking on the state of the nation explained that Nigeria can sufficiently meet its basic food need without stress, if the government can subsidize food supply and embark on projects that massively boosts local production.


The former lawmaker argued that President Tinubu is not the architect of the economic hardship and insecurity bedevilling the country, stating that previous administrations had failed to nip the trend at the bud when it was still within control.


According to him, a nation whose major source of supplies is importation cannot suddenly turn to internal production to meet its immediate need without going through pangs, warning that incessant protest by different unions will become a distraction for the government.


He however urged the federal government to expedite action on the diversion to compressed natural gas, to drastically reduce demand for fuel which he said is a major driver of price hike in different supply chain.

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