FAMINE: Presidency warns of impending grains shortage
17 November 2016 National
Following a huge demand in the global market targeting the Nigeria’s surplus production of cereals and grains, the Presidency has warned that Nigeria, risks famine from early next year.
Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, said the huge demand for grains in the global market is creating an exceptional environment for the mindless export of Nigerian food across the borders and unless it is curtailed, Nigerian markets will be hit by grains shortage in January 2017.
The presidential spokesman said the Ministry of Agriculture advised the president to call the attention of all Nigerians to the issue which, if not addressed promptly, could lead to a shortage of grains in the country.
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