The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security is collaborating with stakeholders in the country to address the current food crisis in Nigeria, according to the Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Security, Dr. Aliyu Abdullahi.
This initiative aims to counter the rising food prices in the country, despite the recent Consumer Price Index (CPI) released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), which indicated a decrease in food inflation.
Speaking at the 6th Seed Connect Conference and Exhibition, themed “Global Declaration of Food Emergency: The Role of the Seed Industry and Ensuring Africa’s Food and Nutrition Security”, Dr. Abdullahi emphasized the challenges faced in food production zones, such as insecurity and the high cost of fuel. These factors according t5o him contribute to transportation costs, impacting product prices in the market.
The minister highlighted the need to achieve food self-sufficiency by reaching potential crop production levels for major food security crops.
economy watchers say this collaborative approach with key stakeholders underscores the government’s commitment to addressing food security challenges and improving the overall food situation in the country.