• FG taking necessary measures to check hunger and famine in the country, says Ogbeh

    FG taking necessary measures to check hunger and famine in the country, says Ogbeh

    Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has said that the federal government has put necessary measures in place to forestall hunger and famine in the country.

    He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja yesterday that “there will be no hunger: it is just that there is heavy export of our grains to North, West and Central Africa.’’

    “However, we are taking steps to ensure enough food in the next harvest.’’

    The minister said the federal government […]

  • Minister of agric allays fears of famine in 2017, says FG working round the clock

    Minister of agric allays fears of famine in 2017, says FG working round the clock

    Chief Audu Ogbeh, Nigeria’s  minister of Agriculture, has reiterated that the federal government is working round the clock to avert any imminent famine in 2017.

    In a chat with pressmen in Abuja over the weekend, Ogbeh lamented that the Nigerian elite had distanced themselves from agriculture in the last five decades, since the discovery of oil, and this development led to the current food insufficiency in the country.

    The minister also blamed urban migration for neglect of agriculture among Nigerians, especially the youth, adding that it was high time […]

  • Tambuwal urges FG to stop food exportation to curtail impending famine

    Tambuwal urges FG to stop food exportation to curtail impending famine

    Rising from concerns in some quarters of outbreak of famine in Nigeria next year, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal,  Governor of Sokoto State, has urged the Federal Government to immediately stop the export of food items to neighboring countries.

    Tambuwal expressed his opinion in Isa LGA of the state at the flag off of the 2017 dry season wheat farming. He also called on the FG to come up with emergency plans to purchase excess grains from the farmers so as to boost grain reservoirs […]

  • Focus on agriculture to avert famine, says Oyedepo

    Focus on agriculture to avert famine, says Oyedepo

    It was gathered that the Chancellor, Landmark University, Bishop David Oyedepo, has said that agrarian revolution will avert the impending famine in the country next year as warned by the Federal Government.

    He urged universities and other tertiary institutions in the country to lead the agrarian revolution in order to address food insecurity, national economic recession, lack of industrialisation and the high unemployment rate.

    The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, had warned Nigerians to brace […]