Garba Shehu, the Special Assistant on President Buhari on Media and Publicity, says in opposition to general feeling, the costs of staple the nation over are descending.
Garba said this when he showed up on Channels TV on Friday September 11, to examine the ongoing order President Buhari gave to the Central Bank of Nigeria to hereafter stop the arrival of forex for food and manure importation.
A senior instructor in the Department of Economics, University of Abuja, Dr Ahmed Adamu, blamed the order of the President. As indicated by him, it was a terrible chance to issue such a mandate given that there is high expansion as of now in the economy.
“It is likewise an off-base time since we have not fabricated the correct foundation and not provided the correct farming offices and we have not constructed the whole horticulture esteem chain. We are additionally confronting uncertainty and a great deal of ranchers have been uprooted from their homesteads and they can’t deliver a lot. Also, presently the administration is disheartening modest importation from different nations. It will make a great deal of food shortage in the nation.
“Presently we are seeing a skyscraper in the costs of food things in the nation and this measure is going to build the costs of food things further when we just emerged from COVID-19 lockdown.”Adamu said
While reacting to the instructor’s position, Garba said
“To state the expense of food things is associated with the conclusion of the fringes is totally off-base. Furthermore, to state that the costs of food ain’t descending, I think the researcher has disconnected himself from the market since we endured the gathering of the National Food Security Council and we heard introductions by specialists – individuals who had studied the business sectors.
Starting yesterday (Thursday) toward the beginning of the day of the gathering, proceed to check the list in business sectors. For example in Kano, millets that had gone up to N24,000 has now gone down to N12,000, N13,000. Rice that had been N25,000 is currently N20,000. Corn, maize is currently N18,000 for the old stock and N14,000, N15,000 for the new stock.
Along these lines, to state that there is no adjustment in the costs is to show one is totally confined based on what’s going on in the nation.”
Reacting to remarks that his position isn’t the truth of numerous Nigerians, Garba said
“As the Germans state, on the off chance that you need to outdo the climate, open the windows. My proposals to the columnists who sit and compose these numbers is, send your reporters to the roads, go to the business sectors and discover.
I didn’t state that the entirety of the costs, the progressions had smashed totally. They are descending in light of the fact that the reaped things are coming into the market. Costs are descending, they will keep on going down as increasingly more food things are reaped. It’s an occasional thing and we are going to see through this also.”