Senate blames poor planning for rising level of food insecurity in Nigeria

The Senate has said inadequate planning, inaccurate statistical data and failure to implement existing agricultural policies are responsible for the rising level of food insecurity in the country.

Chairman Senate Committee on Agriculture, Abdullahi Adamu, told journalists in Abuja that the recent report of exported rotten yams to the United States of America, was an act of sabotage to government’s economic policies, describing the incidence as a huge minus to government’s effort at export promotion for agricultural goods.

On the increasing level of hunger and food insecurity, Adamu wondered why government could not get its set targets in terms of agricultural production and consumption.

The lawmaker charged the Executive to quickly wake up to its responsibilities as is done in other developed countries.



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