Sunday, 5 March 2017

Federal Government Denies Reports Of Famine

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The Federal Government has denied reports of imminent famine by some United Nations (UN) agencies.

This development was a follow up of reports by Food and Agriculture Organization, World Food Programme and International Fund for Agricultural Development which reported that Nigeria was one of the countries that would suffer famine, food shortage and malnutrition.

Responding to the reports, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, stressed that it was virtually impossible for Nigeria to face famine or starvation as the country is a major source of food for other African countries which include Algeria, Libya among others.

Speaking on malnutrition, the minister maintained that it could be the result of unbalanced food nutrients and wrong approach to processing materials used for food packaging.

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