NHRC Tasks Federal Government On Food Security

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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has expressed concern over the rising food crisis being experienced across the country, with insecurity chasing farmers from their farms, coupled with many farmlands submerged in water due to flooding in some parts of the county.

The situation which is partly associated with climate change has worsened access to healthy and nutritious food, leading to increase in widespread hunger and low quality of life and wellbeing of Nigerians, particularly the vulnerable group.

The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Chief Tony Ojukwu SAN OFR, stated this in Abuja as Nigeria joins the global community to celebrate the World Food Day (WFD) which is celebrated on October 16th every year.

The Human Rights Boss lamented that it has become increasingly difficult for many citizens to make a decent living due to poor access to balanced diet, occasioned by escalating food prices resulting from insecurity and climate change.

He urged government at all levels to stem insecurity to the barest minimum, prepare for climate change by strictly adhering to early warning signals to mitigate its effect on farmlands, as well as support and encourage farmers to migrate to mechanised farming to achieve bumper harvests and abundant food for all.

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