Sabo Nanono, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has said that there is no hunger in Nigeria.
According to him, the cry by some Nigerians of hunger was laughable because the country produces enough food to feed itself and its neighbouring countries.
“I think we are producing enough to feed ourselves. I think there is no hunger in Nigeria; there could be inconveniences. When people talk about hunger in this government, I just laugh,” Buhari’s agric minister said while speaking at a press briefing to mark the 2019 World Food Day in Abuja.
“In this country, it is fairly cheap to buy food,” Nanono added.
Speaking about the closure of borders, Nanono noted that the Federal Government’s decision to shut the borders was because neighbouring countries had turned Nigeria into a dumping ground.
“That’s the basis for the closure of the border and I think Nigeria tried to make these neighbouring countries understand our predicament but to no avail. So long as these countries bordering us will not respect Nigerian stand on food importation, the borders will remain closed,” he stated.
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