FOOD SECURITY: Presidency Finally REVEALS The Secret Behind Cost Of Food [DETAILS]


Nigerians in recent months have condemned the increase in the price of food commodities across the country, especially at a time that many of them are facing a financial crisis as a result of the country’ s economic problems.

Many Nigerians have urged President Muhammadu Buhari- led’ s administration to proffer solutions to the challenges before things get out of hand. Therefore, while speaking on food security, the Minister of Defence, retired Maj. – Gen. Bashir Magashi disclosed that various security threats have contributed immensely to the problem.


He added that the security challenges facing the country don’ t only affect the national security and economic growth, but it affects food security as well, stressed that this signifies a new dimension of threat to the country.

The Minister made this known while speaking on Monday at the opening of a retreat for the Defence Advisers/Attaches Conference, organised by the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) in Abuja.


He said, ” The threats currently facing Nigeria and understanding their socio- geographic context is pivotal for adapting appropriate and lasting counter- measures.

” Regrettably, the prevalence of these threats has continued to endanger not only national security and economic growth but also food security.


” In particular, food security has been adversely affected with the attendant rise in the prices of foodstuff across the country which portends a new dimension of threat. ”

Magashi further explained that the only solution to the security problems is the collaboration of security agencies to create a conducive environment for economic activities and foreign investment to thrive.


He added, ” This makes it imperative for the various security agencies in the country to continue to collaborate to tackle these menaces in order to create an enabling atmosphere for economic activities to thrive and to attract Foreign Direct Investment. ”

The Minister of Defence also urged the security agencies to come up with different ideas on how to identify and confront the problems facing the country.

” It also means that the security agencies must explore all avenues within their respective systems to come up with innovative ways of identifying and confronting the challenges facing us as a nation, ” he explained.


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