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Food Scarcity: Adeyanju urges Tinubu to remove import duties on food items



Deji Adeyanju has been arrested by the police for disturbing public security and safety

Human Right lawyer and activist Deji Adeyanju has urged President Bola Tinubu to remove import duties on food items brought into the country.

The Convener of Concerned Nigerians  on Monday disclosed this in a statement released on his X handle.

“Many farmers are unable to go to their farms due to the fear of attacks, resulting in reduced agricultural productivity and food scarcity. I urge the President to temporarily remove import duties on all imported food items. This measure will help alleviate the current challenges faced by Nigerians.” The statement partly reads.

Commending the President on his recent directive to the Customs Service to release seized food items to the owners, Adeyanju said, “The directive to the Customs Service to return seized food items to their rightful owners demonstrates President Tinubu’s commitment to tackling hunger and food insecurity in the country.

“President Tinubu’s directive to the Customs Service reflects his responsiveness to the concerns and criticisms raised by the public. The prevailing insecurity caused by banditry and other criminal activities has significantly impacted the agricultural sector.”

Recall that President Bola Tinubu in a directive to the Customs Service ordered all seized imported food items be returned to their owners, in order to ease the hardships caused by hike in price of food items.