The United Nation has warned that Nigeria is about to experience farming that will be so severe than that of any kind anywhere in the world. According to a report by Sky News.
The report credited to United Nation’s assistant Secretary General Toby Lanzer said presently, about 250, 000 children in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria lacks adequate nourishment.
While this is so, there are other millions of children who are assumed starving in refugee camps that are too dangerous for aid agencies to reach.
Presently, Nigeria is economically struggling- it is in economic recession for the first time in over a decade, inflation is at an 11-year high and crude oil, which provides up to 70 percent of the government’s revenue, is still suffering from falling.
According to a report,” at the country’s north eastern region, things are getting worse by Islamic sect Boko Haram, who have disrupted farming and trade in the region and are hostile to western medicine,”
Mr Lanzer said “we will see, I think, a famine unlike any we have ever seen anywhere” if nothing urgent is done.
There are about one million people in Maiduguri’s camps – most of them ran away from the reach of Islamic terrorist group and many of them are also struggling with hunger.
Some reports said food and other material meant for the displaced persons in the camp are stolen by government official deployed to care for them. The federal government is currently investigating these reports.
Meanwhile, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has revealed that it was funding six agricultural commodities value chain with emphasis on the production of rice.