Buhari’s minister claims Nigeria not experiencing food shortages

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Improvement, Mohammad Abubakar, stated on Tuesday Nigeria was not experiencing meals shortages below President Muhammadu Buhari’s watch.

The minister acknowledged this at a press convention held in Abuja as a part of actions heralding the 2022 World Meals Day scheduled for October 16.

Nigerians are groaning below an acute meals scarcity with costs of staple meals and different gadgets reaching an all-time excessive.

He stated: “We don’t have scarcity of meals in Nigeria at this level, however sure costs have risen, and it is a world phenomenon. However there aren’t any meals shortages.

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“This authorities has put in a lot in employment era, particularly in agriculture. We have now youth, girls and others by means of the managerial ministries and lots of others to ensure there may be meals and employment.

“Today the reminder is for folks to eat mindfully and take into account that thousands and thousands of individuals are unable to afford one meal for themselves.

“It is necessary that we rededicate ourselves to this crucial occasion and its objective by drawing consideration by means of international consciousness, daring motion and innovation to reinforce successfully the channels that make our meals methods stronger and extra equitable.

“Nigeria and remainder of the world proceed to grapple with a number of crises which embrace conflicts, displacement, financial shocks, escalating meals costs, local weather change and so forth, however we do not need meals insecurity.”

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