Peter Obi, who ran for president on the Labour Party’s ticket in the most recent election, has called on the Federal Government to invest massively in agriculture to solve the country’s protracted food shortage.
The comment was made by the ex-governor of Anambra in a statement released on Monday for 2023 World Food Day.
Obi stated that the nation’s food crisis might be solved if the Federal Government allowed farmers to make use of the rich soil in the north.
If the property were put to good use, he claimed, it could provide for everyone’s needs, including exports.
Obi complained that the chaos caused by non-state entities is harming food production in many communities across Nigeria.
As a result, the vast majority of Nigerians spend all of their discretionary cash on food, which is often not enough, according to his remark.
Food production and food supplies have been hampered by the recent wave of horrific attacks on farmers in Nigeria by armed and terror organizations, threatening to plunge the country even further into a catastrophic famine crisis. Another major factor contributing to Nigeria’s food shortage is the country’s inadequate funding of agriculture.
I’ve always thought that putting the North’s huge arable land to productive agricultural use would yield enough food for both local consumption and exports to bring in more money than we get from oil. To guarantee adequate food production for Nigeria and the rest of the globe, the government must make significant investments in agriculture.
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