World Food Day: I always ensure Nigerians have jobs and income to feed their families - Atiku

World Food Day: I always ensure Nigerians have jobs and income to feed their families - Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, Nigeria's former vice president and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, has spoken on the importance of food security.

The former vice president said it is important "to promote mass food production, food security and large-scale commercial agricultural production".

Atiku disclosed this via his official Twitter account, @atiku, to mark the 2019 World Food Day which is annually celebrated by Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) on October 16.

"One thing I hold dearest and always done is ensure Nigerians have jobs and an income to buy food to feed their families," Atiku added in the tweet.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the minister of agriculture and rural development, Sabo Nanono, said Nigeria is producing enough to feed itself, contrary to the narrative in some quarters that there is hunger in the land.

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Nanono said this at a news conference on Monday, October 14, in Abuja as part of activities to mark the 2019 World Food Day.

He said it was wrong to promote the idea that there was hunger in Nigeria, adding that there were only inconveniences being addressed by the federal government and relevant stakeholders like the FAO.

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