Cut food prices to reduce poverty, VC of CU urges

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Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Prof Aderemi Atayero  has urged the government  to work with farmers to reduce  food  prices.

Atayero, who was represented by  the  Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof  Shalom Nwodo Chinedu  at a workshop on  cassava virus and clean seed training organised byCovenant University, said the  increase in the price of  staple items such as garri,  has gone up by more than 50 per cent in the  last  one  year.

For instance, the don noted that the price of a bowl of garri has risen to N1000, which made it difficult for more families with less financial means to meet their basic needs.

According to him, if the price of garri and other food items continue to rise, it will adds an extra burden on families who are struggling to meet other bills.

He urged the government to find ways to keep food costs down until the struggling economy get back on track.

Speaking on cassava, he  said it  was  a potential industrial crop, which could reduce imports, increase exports, create jobs and increase farmers’ income.

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