As a way of ameliorating extreme hunger among Nigerians, former Ogun State Governor, Gbenga Daniel, has seen the need for the government to subsidize the cost of food.
Daniel said food subsidy is a way to make food available to Nigerians, the majority of whom are suffering from malnutrition.
The former governor promised that he would work towards sponsoring a bill for the actualization of food subsidy when he eventually makes it to the senate.
Daniel, who is the senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun East, said this during his ward-to-ward campaign tour.
According to him, the government should focus on providing subsidised inputs for farmers to enhance food availability for the masses.
While hosting a group of farmers in Ijebu-Ode, Daniel assured them that, “I am going to be your facilitator both with the governor and at the federal level when we get into office.”
He stressed that “No nation can do well without subsidising food for its people.”
Rating Ogun as a major hub for agriculture, Daniel charged the government at all levels to facilitate necessary investments in agriculture to boost local food production, while also tackling unemployment and hunger.
At Odogbolu Local Government, Daniel requested the government at the centre to quickly take over the film village founded in Ososa by the late Nigerian theatre veteran, Hubert Ogunde.
He called for the repositioning of the entertainment industry for revenue generation and maximum benefits to all citizens, saying “the creative sector currently remains an untapped goldmine.”
He described Ogun State as the largest exporter of entertainers in Nigeria and the hub of global entertainment, from where Nollywood could be said to have originated through Ogunde.