MINISTER OF Agriculture and Rural Development, Muhammad Sabo Nanono has debunked the report that there is hunger in the land, stating that Nigeria is producing enough food to feed itself and export to neighbouring countries. He also maintained that food is cheaper in Nigeria.
Nanono made this remark in a press briefing in Abuja, to mark the 2019 World Food Day, and added the statement that there is hunger in the land as laughable.
“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”
He added that the price of food is cheap in Nigeria when placed side to side with other countries“. In this country, it is fairly cheap to buy food.
“In Kano for instance, you can eat N30 worth of food and be satisfied. So, we should be thankful that we can feed ourselves and we have relatively cheap food in this country.