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FG wrong, Fulani herdsmen responsible for High Food Prices, not climate

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Facts on ground have proved the federal government wrong in claiming that the endless rise in food prices in the country is due to the effect of climate change. Otherwise, the true cause of jumping food crisis in Nigeria is due to the fact that majority of Nigerian commercial farmers have been domiciled at different Internally Displaced persons (IDPs) camps nationwide due to gun-wielding Fulani herdsmen onslaughts.
Analysts say no IDP person is in camp based on climate change; hence the stand of the Federal Government is therefore wrong to the extent of its entirety.
Business Hilights recall that Nigeria’s food inflation has been on the rise and according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the food inflation rate in February 2023 was 24.35 percent on a year-on-year basis — representing a 7.24 percent point increase compared to the 17.11 percent recorded in February 2022. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Budget and Planning, Engr Nebolisa Anako, who made the remark in a workshop yesterday in Abuja, said this has led to lower income, food insecurity and malnutrition. The permanent secretary said this has seriously put food out of the reach of many. “This has indeed put food out of the reach of many and undermined the right to food thereby stalling the efforts to meet the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 that emphasised ‘zero hunger,” he said. Engr Anako who was represented by the Director of National Monitoring and Evaluation, Dr Zakari Lawani, said the development of an implementation strategy for the Nigeria Food Systems Transformation would serve as a call to action to achieve progress in dealing with issues of poverty, hunger, malnutrition, disease, unemployment, conflict and changing weather patterns.

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