Buhari Will Put Food On Nigerians’ Table – Tinubu Assures
SAN FRANCISCO, May 04, (THEWILL) – The Chairman, Senate Committee on Women Affairs, Senator Oluremi Tinubu (APC, Lagos Central) on Tuesday charged Nigerians to continue keeping faith in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, stressing that he is working hard to put food on the tables of Nigerians.
The former Lagos First Lady stated this while contributing to a debate on a bill sponsored by Senator Theodore Orji (PDP, Abia Central) to make “provisions for freedom from hunger and the right to adequate food of acceptance quality”. While commending the ex-Abia State governor for presenting the bill and other lawmakers who contributed, she observed that the bill had come at a very trying time in the country.
According to her, “I was once in the government house for eight years. I want to commend the presenter of this bill, Governor Orji. And I want to commend all the senators and former governors that have spoken,” she said.
“Looking at this bill in this time in our country, these are the best of times and the worst of times. And we see that the government we have now has been there for only 11 months.
“This country is going through a lot of poverty. The past administration led us to where we are. This present administration has placed priority on agriculture. And it is going to take time, and it is going to take a lot of input from everyone.
“I support this bill because this present administration… agriculture and food security are on the table for us. We are promising Nigerians that this administration under President Buhari is ready to hit the ground running and put food on the table for us.”
Also contributing to the bill, which passed second reading, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP, Abia South), noted that sustainable farming and food were some of the major problems existing in the country, even as he harped on the need for the creation of an agency to handle agricultural misfortunes in the country.
He said: “We are talking about something very serious which is the stomach. There are so many problems in the country and part of the difficulties we are having today are subsistence farming and food.
“I will support anything that will help us with the problem. Another aspect that was not brought out well is the bill for an agency that will be able to forecast what will happen when we are not able to handle the agricultural activities.”