Hunger will end with 2024 N28.7trn budget – Yayi

Solomon Adeola Yayi

Chairman of Senate Committee on Appropriation Senator Solomon Adeola, also known as Yayi, on Wednesday assured Nigerians that the 2024 budget of N28.7 trillion would put an end to hunger in the land.

Speaking with his supporters in Ilaro, Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State, he said the urgency of the signing of the budget signals that President Bola Tinubu was ready for business.

The senator explained that out of the N28.7 trillion Appropriation Bill signed by the president, agriculture alone gulped over N300 billion.

He also added that the country would be concentrating so much on food production this year (2024).

“What that simply means is that the government of the day is determined to end hunger in the country and will be doing so much in the area of food production.

“President Tinubu has even, in a way by proxy, supported school feeding in our various schools across the country, and in doing that, local production of food in the country is ensured.

“Also in ending hunger in the land, we (the lawmakers) have done so much in the Appropriation Act that was just recently signed by Mr President to ensure food security in Nigeria,” he said.

Adeola stressed that the 2024 budget would cater for all other areas that would bring about meaningful development to the nooks and crannies of the country.

Attendees at the event included wife of Ogun State governor, Bamidele Abiodun; minister of state for environment, Iziaq Salako; Ogun State APC chairman, Yemi Sanusi; House of Representatives member, Afolabi Afuape, among others.