Reps inaugurated committee on nutrition and food security

The House of Representatives has inaugurated a committee on nutrition and food security as part of efforts to ensure food security and avert worsening food crisis in Nigeria.

The committee which is first of its kind in the history of the green Chamber was part of the effort of the House leadership to help address nutritional challenges and looming food crisis in Nigeria.

At the inauguration in Abuja, the Speaker House of Representatives Dr Tajudeen Abbas emphasized that food security was significant to the security and socioeconomic development of every nation

Dr. Tajudeen explained that the inauguration of the Committee becomes necessary to provide a legislative response to the worsening food insecurity and malnutrition in the country through effective oversight of policies and programmes.
The Speaker represented by the House majority leader, Professor Julius Ihonvbere, pointed out that the task of the committee requires urgent measures in the face of rising food prices and high cost of living occasioned by the withdrawal of subsidy on petroleum products.
The Chairman of the Committee on Nutrition and Food security, Dr. Chike Okafor, said the house would convey Food security Summit as part of deliberate measure to address food challenges in Nigeria.

The Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, who emphasized that the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is concerned about the food situation, said concerted efforts have been put in place to address the challenges of nutrition and food security in Nigeria.

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