Nigeria has Attained Food Sufficiency, Prices will Soon Crash —Govt

Director, Projects Coordinating Unit at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Maimuna Habib, has said that Nigeria has attained food sufficiency.

She said the country had gone into value addition of its commodities from the North to the South.

Habib said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Abuja against the background of the World Food Day.

”We have attained food sufficiency; all we need to do is to blow our trumpet because no foreigner will tell anybody what is happening in the country.

“Looking at all that is happening in agricultural sector, we have gone into value addition of all our commodities from the North to the South, all over the country we have added value to all our products,” she said.

She said that farmers were now happy as they began to make money from seed products and crop production.

“Most of the farmers are women and youths, we have trained them, we have empowered them and they are happy.”

The Director of PCU disclosed that it had trained and empowered a minimum of 18,000 farmers in the country, adding that this include both the youths and the women.

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