Nigeria’s House Of Reps To Hold National Summit On Food Security, Nutrition

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News in Brief:
– The Nigerian House of Representatives plans to hold a national summit on food security and nutrition to address the growing food scarcity.
– It aims to involve various stakeholders in finding short and long-term solutions to ensure food security for all Nigerians.

The House of Representatives has announced plans to convene a National Summit on Food Security and Nutrition. This is to be held in collaboration with relevant committees. This urgent action comes in response to the growing concern over food scarcity and its potential impact on the health and well-being of Nigerians.

Essentially, the proposed summit aims to address the current food shortage and explore long-term solutions to food security challenges. It will involve participation from various stakeholders, including government agencies, civil society organisations, and private sector partners.

Meantime, the motion for the summit was initiated by Rep. Chike Okafor, who highlighted the severity of the situation. He noted the impact of food security challenges facing millions, leading to cases of malnutrition. He harped on the need for immediate action to prevent the situation from worsening, while ensuring food availability for the population.

Overall, the summit is expected to address both short-term and long-term solutions. Short-term measures proposed include improved food subsidies, support for dry season farmers, better supply chain management to minimise waste, and temporary price controls.

Ultimately, the long-term goal is to devise comprehensive solutions that ensure food security and nutrition for all Nigerians.

Joseph Akahome
Joseph Akahome
Joseph O Akahome (OJ) is a writer, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Literature from the University of Benin. He is an avid agriculturist, with a bias for poultry and an insatiable appetite for chicken wings. When he is neither reading nor researching, he likes to spend recreational time playing board games, or swimming in serene forested lakes.


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