Food Crisis: ‘We Are Gradually Descending To Level Of Survival Of The Fittest’ – Peter Obi Warns

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Naijanews March 30, 2024 11:03 a.m.

Food Crisis: ‘We Are Gradually Descending To Level Of Survival Of The Fittest’ – Peter Obi Warns

“The report this morning reads, in part, ‘The number of food-insecure Nigerians increased significantly, from 66.2 million in Q1 2023 to 100 million in Q1 2024 (WFP, 2024), with 18.6 million facing acute hunger and 43.7 million Nigerians showing crisis-level or above crisis-level hunger- coping strategies as of March 2024.’ “While the above report gives an understanding of the present and impending food crisis looming large on the nation, the present realities show that we are already in a worse situation than is presented in the report.

In a series of posts on X.

Obi said: “I just read on the daily this morning, about the concerns being expressed by stakeholders in our agriculture sector over the worsening food insecurity in Nigeria.” “I have remained consistent in public voicing out my worries over this growing food crisis, which has even continued to claim the lives of our fellow citizens.

He also expressed deep concern over the escalating food crisis in Nigeria, citing reports indicating a significant increase in food insecurity, with millions facing acute hunger and resorting to crisis-level coping strategies.

“What is now very worrisome is that many Nigerians have lost their lives in their quest to find food, reflecting a very acute level of hunger not yet captured in the media.

“An earlier similar report by Cadre Harmonise stated that about 31.5 million Nigerians are projected to face acute hunger by the June-August of this year..

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