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Agric Minister Says Nigeria Not Under Hunger Threat

The minister of agriculture, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, says Nigeria was producing enough food and therefore not under any threat of hunger.
Adesina said this on the sideline of a breakfast meeting with the central bank governor and some chief executive officers of commercial banks.
The minister made the clarification while fielding questions from newsmen over alleged media reports which alluded that the country could experience a food crisis.
The report claimed that there were strong indications of looming food crisis in the country as fresh indices showed that more than 65 per cent of 160 million Nigerian population were food insecure.
The minister described the report as speculative, saying that the country produced 1.1 million metric tonnes of rice alone in the last dry season and that more would be produced this year.



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