In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic which actually worsened the issue of food crisis, Nigeria is now regarded as one of the countries to be worst hit by food crisis across the globe.
This was stated in a report issued by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) United Nation.
FAO reported that the Democratic Republic of Congo in terms of absolute numbers is emerging as the country with the world’s largest food crisis, with Burkina Faso listed as the country with the worst deterioration in acute hunger in recent months.
The worst food crisis in Nigeria is caused by organized crimes by some bandits, which has greatly hinders many farmers working on their farms without been harm and the longstanding religious and ethnic conflict.
More so, flood has been one of the major issues the farmers have been contending with, which has contributed to the food crisis in a period like this which the country is desperate and very desirous of economic. The pandemic has also accelerate an increase in food crisis as reported by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), in a country that imports over 10% of its food supply.
Nigeria been the most populated country in Africa with an estimated number of over 200million people, which is regarded as the world’s most food-insecure continent. This food insecurity is worsened by the fact that importers of food items struggle to have access to dollars for their imports due to scarcity of foreign exchange which as caused low foreign inflow.
This is expected to be worsen by the order by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Central Bank of Nigeria, to stop the importations of food items into the country.