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Focus on Farmland Cultivation  to Grow Staple Crops Will Ensure Constant Food Supply, Affordability – LCCI 

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has said the focus on cultivating farmlands to grow staple crops and boost food security aligns with the need to ensure constant food supply, security and affordability for citizens.

LCCI lauded the Federal Government’s commitment to improving agriculture, business environment and  implementing power projects among others. 

The chamber commended the federal government efforts  in a statement released on Tuesday in Lagos and signed by the LCCI Director-General, Dr Chinyere Almona, in reaction to President Bola Tinubu’s New Year Day broadcast on Monday.

Part of the statement reads: “The focus on cultivating farmlands to grow staple crops and boost food security aligns with the need to ensure constant food supply, security and affordability for citizens.

“However, LCCI cautions that the productivity of the farmlands and the effectiveness of investments in food production are subject to adequate security measures.

The chamber therefore recommended that the government should consider fast-tracking the movement of the police from the exclusive list to the concurrent list to be legislated upon by the federal and state governments in order to guarantee effective policing of the nooks and crannies of the society, including farmlands.

Meanwhile, report gathered that, in the broadcast, Tinubu assured Nigerians of his administration’s readiness to address critical issues affecting the country, however,  the chamber urged the administration to provide more detailed plans and strategies to tackle inflation, under-employment, security challenges and social inequality, among other issues.

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