PDP to President Buhari: Provide incentives for small businesses
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to provide incentives for small businesses in order to improve their productivity.
This was contained in a statement signed and released on Sunday by the party’s national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.
“The PDP also believes that the time has come for President Buhari to provide direct stimuli to small businesses as incentive to pay salaries, revamp production and boost purchasing power,” the statement read.
Ologbondiyan noted that food prices have soared beyond the reach of Nigerians as a result of “violence, terrorism and banditry in food production areas”.
He said rising insecurity has hampered the production and distribution value chain, adding that there is no hope in sight.
Ologbondiyan called on the federal government to take urgent steps to address food insecurity and starvation in the country.
He urged the government to address violent attacks and the killing of farmers and livestock producers.
“Our party charges President Muhammadu Buhari to take urgent steps to address the urgent issue of hunger by opening our silos to cushion the situation and push down prices,” he said.
“The federal government should also realign the agricultural sector by beefing up security in food production areas so that our farmers can return to the farmlands.”
The PDP spokesperson advised the president to take steps to recover the country’s stolen funds and channel part of it to emergency action for food security in the country.