House Of Reps Speaker Lays Out Plans To Address Food Crisis, Economic Downturn In Nigeria

The House of Representatives on Thursday said it stands with Nigerians in their cry for an improved standard of living.

The Speaker of the House, Abbas Tajudeen, made this known at a world press conference in Abuja on Thursday, while appealing to Nigerians to be patient with the government in the face of economic hardship.

Tajudeen asserted that food security was fundamental to national security, saying the government was “implementing comprehensive strategies to boost agricultural production, improve supply chains, and ensure that affordable food is accessible to everyone, regardless of where they live.”

He called upon every Nigerian, from the north to the south, from the east to the west, to join hands in solidarity and support government policies.
He said; “In the face of such hardship, it is natural to feel a sense of despair and frustration. The impact of the challenges I have identified above is felt in every home, on every street, and in the hearts of every Nigerian.

“Yet, it is precisely in times like these that our true strength as a nation is revealed. Our resilience, unity, and indomitable spirit have seen us through difficult times before, and I have no doubt that these qualities will carry us through again. To those affected by the scourge of insecurity, I want you to know that your government hears you loud and clear.

“We are taking decisive steps to address the root causes of this menace, deploying both military and diplomatic resources to ensure the safety and security of all Nigerians. It is a complex challenge, one that requires patience and time to resolve, but I assure you that we are making progress.

“On the economic front, we are equally committed to reversing the downturn and setting our country back on a path of sustainable growth. The policies of the Tinubu-led government are designed to stimulate the economy, encourage investment, and create jobs.

“We understand the urgency of the situation and are working tirelessly to alleviate the hardships many of you are experiencing. The issue of food shortages is particularly close to my heart. Food security is fundamental to national security. We are implementing comprehensive strategies to boost agricultural production, improve supply chains, and ensure that affordable food is accessible to everyone, regardless of where they live.

“I ask for your patience as these measures take effect. Change, especially of the magnitude we are aiming for, does not happen overnight. It requires time, effort, and, most importantly, the support of every Nigerian.

“Each of us has a role to play in this journey towards a more secure, prosperous, and food-secure Nigeria. Whether you are a farmer, a business owner, a teacher, or a student, your contribution matters. Together, we can overcome these challenges and build a brighter future for our beloved country. As your Speaker, I am filled with renewed hope for what we can achieve together.

”Let us be patient, and let us work together towards the common goal of a better, stronger, and more unified Nigeria. We are here to do the extra ordinary. We will ensure we bring succor to their lives.

“It is our resolve to see that Nigerians, wherever they are, live their normal lives in peace and relative ease. We are acutely aware of the rising security challenges affecting different parts of the country. As elected representatives, we acknowledge the pain and suffering of every family that has been a victim of brutal crimes and needless violence.

“Let it be known that your cries have not fallen on deaf ears, and your tears have not gone unseen. We stand in solidarity with every Nigerian affected and commit to deploying robust legislative measures to empower our security agencies, ensure justice, and restore peace and order in our communities.”