Sabo Nanono, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has professed Nigeria has produced enough food to feed its citizens and send to other neighbouring countries.
He termed the cry of some Nigerians about hunger in the land as a joke, adding that there is nothing like hunger in Nigeria.
The minister made this known while addressing the newsmen during the marking of the 2019 World Food Day in Abuja.
He said, “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.”
According to Nanono, food is fairly cheap to purchase, unlike some other countries.
“The Federal Government conclude in closing the borders on the fact that there are more excesses from neighbouring countries who had to turn the country to a dumping ground for their expired rice and other goods.”, he added.
Nanono said, “That’s the reason for the border closure, and I think Nigeria want to let these neighbouring countries comprehend our plight, but it’s to no avail. So long as these countries bordering us will not respect the Nigerian stand on food importation, the borders will remain closed.”