Food Insecurity: Time for Action is Now

Nigerian President Bola Tinubu declared a state of emergency on food security, pricing, and sustainability. Tinubu’s acknowledgment of the pressing need to address the country’s severe food scarcity is commendable. Still, root causes, such as insecurity, inadequate infrastructure hindering efficient distribution, and longstanding agricultural challenges persist. More recently, the fuel subsidy removal joins the list of concerns.

Addressing these issues requires a security boost, palliative distribution, and minimum wage increment to achieve lasting solutions. Therefore, the government and other necessary parastatals must sit up and make these changes.

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