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Nigerians Are Not Hungry Yet – Buhari’s Minister Declares

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Sabo Nanono

No Hunger In Nigeria – Agric Minister

Sabo Nanono, Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture has said Nigerians are not hungry as they don’t know what hunger is all about.

According to him, an understanding of what is experienced in other countries makes it laughable to him when Nigerians complain about hunger.

The Minister made his submission when he spoke during a press briefing in Abuja to mark the 2019 World Food Day, noting that Nigeria is food sufficient.

“I think we are producing enough food to feed ourselves. There is no hunger in the country and when people talk about hunger I just laugh because they do not know hunger. They need to go to other countries to know what hunger is all about.

“If you say I miss my breakfast and I get lunch and dinner, then that is alright,” he said.

While declaring support for the Federal Government’s stance on border closure, the Minister said the closure will remain in place until neighbouring countries respect the laws of Nigeria against food smuggling.

“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.

Speaking further, Nanono said the problem of overweight or obesity could be attributed to the lack of exercise and not lack of the intake of a balanced diet.

“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 the sub-Sahara Africa.

“The problem of obesity is not necessarily the issue of a balanced diet but because some of us just decide to stay without doing exercise often,” he said as reported by Sun.

Meanwhile, Naija News recalls the federal government on Monday announced the ban of all imports and exports through land borders, noting that the nation’s security is more important than business agreements.

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