The Federal Government said yesterday that it had saved enough food to address possible shortages in some states in 2018.
’Some states in North East and other parts of the country will likely experience low agricultural yield in 2018 due to climate change and weather issues.
‘’However, starvation is out of the issue, I can assure you that we have reserved enough food for them through our food security program,’’ he said.
The minister advised farmers to stay away from indiscriminate felling of trees to preserve the environment.
Ogbeh said that cutting down trees exposes soil to desertification, erosion and other effects of climate change that have negative impact on the environment.
He said statistics had put the rate of desert encroachment in Nigeria at about 12 miles per annum.
“So, the effects can be felt everywhere, for us to address the problem, all hands must be on deck for us to address the problem.”
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