All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Lagos East Senatorial Bye-election, Tokunbo Abiru, has commended Federal Government’s Anchor’s Borrower’s programme, aimed at achieving food security in the country.
Abiru gave the commendation in a statement on Friday in Lagos in commemoration of the World Food Day.
Abiru, a former Commissioner of Finance in Lagos State and immediate past Managing Director of Polaris Bank, said that the programme was a step in the right direction.
The APC candidate also endorsed the Agricultural Youth Empowerment Scheme (Agric-Yes) initiated by the Lagos State Government to tackle food insufficiency and youth unemployment in the state.
He said that the 2020 World Food Day celebration should be an opportunity for all stakeholders to step up efforts at attaining food sufficiency and banishing hunger.
“As we mark the #WorldFoodDay today amid rising inflation and economic turbulence, I am aware that getting daily food requirements greatly impacts household budget of the people, not just in Lagos East and Lagos State, but also in Nigeria.
“Food is essential. It, no doubt, occupies a prime place in the order of man’s basic needs. As a result, making it available to every citizen through pro-people policies will endear people to government and government to people, irrespective of where we live on earth.
“By implication, we all need food to survive. Sadly enough, millions of people around the globe cannot afford daily food needs, while others have more than enough to share with the haves-not.
“To attain a fair balance, we must, as a matter of duty, endeavour to share food with the needy without let or hindrance.
“As we celebrate this symbolic day, we call on the haves worldwide to feed one soul a day in line with the theme of the 2020 World Food Day, “Grow, Nourish, Sustain: Together, Our Actions Are Our Future.”
“In every sphere of life, we also urge all stakeholders to work together to make food accessible, affordable and available to every soul in every home, if we must ensure the food security objectives globally,” he said.
Abiru promised to continue to support such pro-people initiatives and programmes conceived to achieve food security objectives nationwide, if elected.
Edited By: Wale Ojetimi