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8/14/2018

MILLIONS OF NIGERIANS AT MENACE OF FOOD ANXIETY

MILLIONS OF NIGERIANS AT MENACE OF FOOD ANXIETY

Internal conflicts, climate change, poverty and overpopulation threaten the food security of more than 3.7 million Nigerians, Senator Aliyu Abdullahi warned today.

The chairman of the Media and Public Affairs Committee of the Upper House at a forum on the subject in this capital also blamed the problem to high food prices.

Abdullahi congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari for establishing the National Food Security Council, which aims to address challenges in the sector.

To ensure food security, the multisectoral approach and a nutrition policy must be maintained and strengthened, the lawmaker said.

We also need to discuss the role of governance in this matter, the politician stressed out.

In this regard, he recalled that Nigeria ranked 84th out of 119 countries in the global hunger index, elaborated by various international organizations.

The senator affirmed this is a transcendental issue for the survival of mankind.

According to the UN Global Food Crisis Report 2018, 124 million people around the world have suffered from this scourge in the past year, half of them in Africa.

However, a document released last November by the Food and Agriculture Organization raised the figure to 224 million in this continent.

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