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There Is No Hunger In Nigeria- Says Minister Of Agriculture

Written by Rita Nwachukwu

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Mohammed Nanono has said that there is no hunger in Nigeria, just inconveniences.

The Minster stated this on Monday while speaking with newsmen on the Word Food Day in Abuja.

Mr Mohammed said the country is producing enough food to feed itself.

“I 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 to feed ourselves. I think there is no hunger in Nigeria; there could be inconveniences. When people talk about hunger in this country, I just laugh because they don’t know hunger.

“You need to go to some other countries to know what hunger is.

“If you say I miss my breakfast and I get lunch and dinner, then that is all right… 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 sub-Sahara Africa,” he said.

He assured that the country will be soon be self- sufficient in food production and will start exporting to other countries.

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