2024 Appropriations Bill Addresses Hunger - Senator Adeola

2024 budget aims to fight hunger in the country – Senator Adeola

Mr. Solomon Olamilekan Adeola, the senator representing Ogun West Senatorial District, said the 28.7 trillion naira annual budget for 2024 that was passed and signed into law is aimed at tackling hunger and poverty in the land. said.

He assured Nigerians to remain hopeful in the government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, saying that the lawmakers have up to the numbers passed the budget based on some unrelated salient issues that must be addressed. He pointed out that he had increased the amount of food he received, and said that one of them was the anti-hunger policy. In Nigeria.

Mr. Adeola, who is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, stated this while speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the New Year thanksgiving in Ilaro, Yewa South Local Government Area of ​​Ogun State on Wednesday.

He expressed optimism that hunger would be alleviated through conscious programs targeting the poor, adding that President Bola Tinubu supports the idea and hopes to end the economic hardships faced by Nigerians. He added that he is working to improve this.

According to him, President Tinubu was happy to sign the budget after learning that members of the House and Senate were paying a lot of attention to fighting poverty.

He said that in the enacted 29.7 trillion budget, more than N300 billion was spent on the agricultural sector alone, which was a sign that the administration meant well for Nigerians, adding that Nigeria will not be able to afford more food this year. It added that the focus would be on production and food security.

“As you can see, the President has signed the appropriation bill into law and we now have an appropriation bill of 28.7 trillion naira, of which agriculture alone accounts for 300 billion naira.

“What this simply means is that the government of the day is determined to eliminate hunger in the country and is going to do a lot in the area of ​​food production.

“Also, in terms of ending hunger in Nigeria, we (lawmakers) have made a huge contribution with the expropriation bill that the President just recently signed to ensure food security in Nigeria,” he said. Ta.

Source: dailypost.ng

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