President of Nigeria, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has declared a state of emergency in the food sector, aiming to tackle the growing concerns surrounding food security.
According to Dele Alake, the Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties, Communications, and Strategy, the President has officially declared a state of emergency on food security. This declaration signifies the urgency with which the government intends to address the prevailing challenges.
The maintenance of strategic food reserves will be a top priority to safeguard against potential shortages.
To facilitate innovation and research in agriculture, Tinubu’s administration will collaborate with institutions such as the National Seed Council and Research Institutes. This partnership aims to enhance crop development and improve agricultural practices across the nation.
Furthermore, the government intends to promote year-round farming by leveraging the 11 river basins development authorities. This comprehensive approach will help maximize agricultural output and minimize dependence on seasonal fluctuations.