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‘There Is No Hunger In Nigeria’ – FG

Okwe Obi, Abuja

Federal Government seems unperturbed by the widespread condemnation of
the current border closure, as it has categorically stated that the
exercise will remain until neighbouring countries respect the laws of
Nigeria against food smuggling.

This is even as he ruled out hunger issues affecting Nigerians, claiming that Nigeria is food sufficient.

August 20, 2019, Nigeria closed her borders in four geopolitical zones
across the country: South-South, South-West, North-Central and

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo
Nanono, who spoke at a press briefing to mark the 2019 World Food Day,
in Abuja, argued that it was laughable when Nigerians cry of hunger,
because, according to him, they do not know what hunger is all about.

to him, the problem of overweight or obesity could be attributed to the
lack of exercise and not lack of the intake of a balanced diet.

think so long as these bordering countries do not respect our protocols
on these very important issues of bringing food into Nigeria, border
closure will remain.

“I think we are producing enough food to
feed ourselves. There is no hunger in the country and when people talk
about hunger I just laugh because they do not know hunger. They need to
go to other countries to know what hunger is all about.

“If you say I miss my breakfast and I get lunch and dinner, then that is alright.”

continued: “Part of the problem of overweight is not necessarily the
issue of a balanced diet, but some of us stay put without knowing that
Nigeria used to be a former zone for migration in the sub-Sahara Africa.

problem of obesity is not necessarily the issue of a balanced diet but
because some of us just decide to stay without doing exercise often,” he

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Country Representative of Food
and Agriculture Organisation (FOA), Suffyan Koroma, has appealed to the
government to adopt policies to prioritise the availability and
affordability of safe nutrition because of the increase of malnutrition.

in three children is stunted and underweight is currently at 19.9%,
which is higher than the globally accepted numbers,” he added.

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Last Updated: October 15, 2019

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