Hon Johnson Oghuma, a member representing Etsako Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, has called on the State and Federal Governments to as a matter of urgency set up an agency or a committee on price control to regulate the astronomical rise in prices of food items and others in the country.
Oghuma made the call on Friday at an award presentation organised by the Coalition of Registered Political Parties (CRPP), Edo chapter.
Represented by Mr James Okoro, Oghuma who was bestowed with an award at the event, said the need to regulate the prices is to put an end to the daily arbitrary increase in prices of commodities, especially foodstuffs.
“It is no longer funny how Nigerians wake up every day to see changes in prices of commodities and this have left many frustrated, depressed and distraught.
“I feel there is need for the government to come in now by way of setting up a system where these prices can be controlled because things cannot be allowed to continue this way.
“We can no longer continue with this arbitrary increase in prices of commodities, people are dying of hardship and this needs to be checked,” he stated.
In his welcome address, Dr Samson Isibor, Edo CRPP Chairman, noted that the essence of the award is to spur the awardees to do more for the betterment of the people and society.
He advised politicians irrespective of the political divide, to eschew politics of bitterness and see the development of the society as a priority.
“We should eschew politics of bitterness. As a political party, what is uppermost in our agenda is the development of our dear state, through the dividend of democracy to our people both in urban a d rural areas.
The CRPP Chairman appealed to the State and Federal Government to rise to the security challenges facing the State and Country in general.