The National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno has stated President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are working onerous to resolve the nation’s meals disaster amid the widespread starvation within the nation.
The president has vowed to deal with the nation’s widespread poverty at a safety assembly attended by Osinbajo, safety chiefs, and a few ministers in Abuja on Thursday, Monguno stated.
NAN quoted him as saying, “The last National Security Council meeting we had was on June 8. From that time till now, a lot has happened within the security domain. Mr President called for this meeting. It was actually supposed to be for next week, but he drew it back for today, for obvious reasons.”
Meanwhile, the Buhari’s regime has at all times claimed to have the nation in a greater financial state of affairs than earlier than, nevertheless, Monguno admitted that “widespread hunger” exists, assuring Nigerians that Buhari and Osinbajo are on high of the starvation disaster.
He stated, “We also address the issue of the prevailing situation, which is widespread, you know, issues of hunger. The president is not oblivious to the pains of the people and is working with the vice president, and other members of the council are going to employ the relevant ministries, departments, and agencies of government to address this issue.”
He described Nigeria’s widespread starvation as an “emergency.”
He added, “As far as it’s concerned, it’s also an emergency situation that people should not be left to wallow in hunger and despair. This is something that he’s also going to look into.
“He’s going to use all the necessary, all the relevant tools at his disposal to address the issue of widespread hunger.”
As a part of the regime’s efforts to stem the tide of poverty, Buhari inaugurated a poverty committee final June, appointing Osinbajo because the chairman.
A couple of days in the past, Buhari additionally launched the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) Survey to measure the extent of penury amongst Nigerians.