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The economic hardship in the country has prompted a meeting between the President Bola Tinubu and governors including some security Chiefs.

The meeting is ongoing at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

It was reliably gathered that President Tinubu summoned the meeting in view of the economic hardship in the country as well as the recent upsurge of insecurity in different parts of the country.

The emergency meeting which also has in attendance the Vice President, Kashim Shettima and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, Nyesom Wike.

Recall that there has been an increase in inflationary trend especially since President Tinubu took over the realms of power.

Tinubu had on May 29th , 2023 while assuming power as President announced that, “subsidy is gone”, a development that elicited hardship and high cost of living.

There had also been cases of street protest in some parts of the country as a result of what they termed unbearable hardship.

Although, President Tinubu has directed his economic team including all relevant officials in the government to find a way to ameliorating the situation, the Special Presidential Committee on Emergency have been given approval to make available about 102,000 metric tons of assorted items including rice, maize, millet among others.

It was gathered that the ongoing emergency meeting is expected to come out with some solutions on how to mitigate the rising cost of food items, insecurity and other economic issues.

Some of the state governors in attendance are that of Ekiti, Delta, Borno, Lagos, Kwara, Nasarawa, and Edo.

Others are, Yobe, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Abia, Plateau, Kaduna, Sokoto, Niger, Taraba, Adamawa, Cross River, Ogun and Enugu.


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