A bill has been brought forward In the House of Representatives seeking to combat the present food hike in the economy.
According to the bill which was exclusively obtained by Vanguard every Nigerian should be given a right to food and the Federal Government has to put measures in place to make sure the right is brought to fruition.
The chief whip of the house, Mohammed Monguno is set to seek an alteration of the constitution through the bill which is titled: “An Act to Alter the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to make provisions for Right to Food and Security in Nigeria.”
He insists that suitable and adequate food should be added to section 16 of the constitution and a new section which reads: “The State(Federal Government), shall direct its policy towards ensuring that: a means of production, conservation and distribution of food are upgraded and improved upon on a continuous basis.
“Strategies that guarantee food security of the nation in terms of availability, accessibility and affordability of food to the citizens are initiated, undertaken and implemented and adequate measures are provided to ensure that food security of the nation in terms of availability, accessibility and affordability of food to the citizens are initiated, undertaken and implemented, and adequate measures are provided to ensure that food security of the nation is not compromised by any individual, group or institution, while actions that enhance the sustainability of food security are promoted”.
Earlier on Wednesday, the lawmakers had decided to investigate the immediate and remote causes” of the present economic state which has not been this bad since 1983.