Nigeria Has Cheapest Foods in West Africa - NGF

Nigeria Has Cheapest Foods in West Africa – NGF

by Victor Ndubuisi
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Nigeria Governor’s Forum (NGF) Chairman and Kwara State Governor revealed that the nation has some of the most reasonably priced food in West Africa.

This message was delivered to the Minister of Agriculture and Food Security in Abuja by NGF Chairman and Kwara State Governor Abdulrahaman AbdulRazak, along with colleagues Agbu Kefas (Taraba), Ahmed Ododo (Kogi), and Lucky Aiyedatiwa (Ondo).

AbdulRazak made the argument that Nigeria’s food products—especially soya beans—are traded with neighbouring nations, which helps the latter nation’s foreign exchange profits.

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AbdulRazak expressed regret over the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Anchor Borrowers Program’s lack of success and emphasised the need to improve productivity and yield per hectare in order to guarantee that Nigeria can not only fulfil its own food needs but also feed West Africa.

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AbdulRazak stated, “We have noted that food in Nigeria is the cheapest in West Africa and our neighbours are using our food to trade. They are taking our soya beans and others to get foreign exchange.

“We need to ramp up production and increase yield so we can feed west Africa, ourselves and export food.

“We could not achieve much with CBN Anchor Borrowers programme it was challenging. Food security is a one stop shop and we need to concentrate on what we are on for dry season farming.”

Officials, Kyari among them, told the governors during the meeting that the goal is to increase year-round production in order to lower food inflation, generate jobs, lessen poverty, promote inclusion, and stimulate growth.

 

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