By Felicia Imohimi
ABUJA – The Nigeria Young Farmers Network says an emergency national food security plan that actively engages the private sector is crucial to forestall the nation’s imminent food crisis.
Amahah spoke against the backdrop of the relentless increase in prices of food and agricultural produce in Nigerian markets which he warned might lead to a national food crisis very soon.
Amahah said the Federal Government needed to provide the enabling environment for companies and startups providing solutions like storage facilities, logistics, payments, among others.
Amahah noted that so far, efforts had been made by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to ensure the nation’s grains reserve was restored to full capacity through the grains buyback process.
According to Amahah, these are emergency measures put in place by the government to enable poor Nigerians survive hunger during food crises.
“However, I am yet to see proactive national awareness and sensitisation directed towards public enlightenment on the current food crisis and providing an inclusive strategy thrust to address the issue,” he said. (NAN)