- Lack of money has been described as the main reason why many Nigerians go to bed hungry every night
- This was disclosed by the minister of agriculture and rural development, Alhaji Muhammad Nanono
- Going further, the minister revealed that the unemployment situation in the country also contributed to this
As many Nigerians continue to go to bed hungry every night, President Muhammadu Buhari's minister, has given reasons for this.
According to the minister of agriculture and rural development, Alhaji Muhammad Nanono, Nigerians still sleep with hunger even though the country produces enough food to eat because of poverty, Daily Trust reports.
He disclosed this while speaking at the recently concluded Feed Nigeria Summit in Abuja, said this happen because they did not have enough money to buy the food.
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“I recently met with some young Nigerians who are into processing and synergising agriculture with industry, and that is exactly what we need in this country. Unless we create that relationship and make it strong, poverty will persist."
“If we do not focus on how to remove this fundamental issue of an army of unemployed youths and move them to be gainfully employed, we are doing nothing. The relationship between the agricultural and industrial sectors is a must."
In Nigeria things are not getting better - Sultan of Sokoto declares
In another report, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar on Thursday, August 5, called on Nigerians to get out of deception. The president Nigeria Supreme Council on Islamic Affairs (SCIA) equally declared that things are not getting any better in the country amid the socioeconomic problems bedevilling the country.
His Eminence made the remark at the third National Summit of Peaceful Coexistence and Nation Buildingat the Government House organised by the Da’awah Coordination Council of Nigeria (DCCN).
The traditional ruler while at the Government House, maintained that the people need to understand one another rather than tolerating themselves in order for things to better. He urged citizens not to deceive themselves, adding that government at all levels to quickly address the scarcity of food.
Nigerians react as EFFC tells commercial banks to ask for their customers' source of income
Also, mixed reactions trailed the recent request made by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The anti graft agency had recently asked commercial banks to ask for their customers' source of income.
According to some Nigerians, the agency should also request to know the source of poverty of some customers who have nothing in their account.