The National Economic Council (NEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, examined the trend of food prices and concluded that prices are rising because of COVID-19, the #EndSARS and banditry in parts of the country.
It observed that other factors include farmers/herders clashes and increased cost of transportation.
This followed a presentation made to NEC by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Agriculture, Dr Andrew Kwasari.
The council, therefore, stressed the need for urgent remedial measures.
A statement issued by the Vice President’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, on Thursday evening said:
“Council received the presentation on the above subject…
Source: Nigerian Tribune