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Saturday, 4 November 2017

Nigeria states may face food crisis in 2018 - Report

Nigeria may face food crises in 2018 according to a report by food security stakeholders.

The report projected that about 4.8 million Nigerians may face critical food insecurity situations in 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in 2018.

While analysing the in a stakeholder meeting on Friday, November 3 in Abuja, Sufyyan Koroma, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Country Representative, said it has become necessary to provide reliable data on food security status in 16 states and FCT, Daily Trust reports.

On the part of the federal government, Dr Bukar Hassan, the permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said the report will assist government to take the necessary steps to address food crisis and emergency situation in the country.

Here is a list of states that may be affected by the food crises according to the report.

1. Adamawa

2. Bauchi

3. Benue

4. Borno

5. Gombe

6. Jigawa

7. Kaduna

8. Kano

9. Katsina

10. Kebbi

11. Niger

12. Plateau

13. Sokoto

14. Taraba

15. Yobe

16. Zamfara

FCT

The report was put together by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP), the National Programme for Food Security (NPFS) and other donor agencies.
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