President Muhammadu Buhari meets with members of the National Food Security Council NFSC in the Council Chambers of the State House, Abuja.
The meeting, which is being attended by six of the seven governor-members, relevant ministers, Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria and other senior government functionaries, among others, is to discuss strategies to avoid food crisis.
The meeting, which also has the Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Boss Mustapha, and the National Security Adviser NSA, Babagana Monguno in attendance, is also to address the demands of the leaders of agricultural commodity association, that the sector be better coordinated and synergized.
Governors at the event include Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, who is also the Vice Chairman of the Council; Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos; Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa; Simon Lalong of Plateau; Darius Ishaku of Taraba; and Dave Umahi of Ebonyi.
Speaking during the opening session before the meeting went into closed doors, the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari, said the current price increases are transient as the prices are expected to crash as new grains come into the market.