Our worsening food insecurity



The failure of the Federal Government to effectively tackle the insecurity challenge facing the nation presently has given rise to probably a worse form of insecurity: hunger.

Insecurity is one of the cardinal programmes of this administration. Yet, we have seen armed insurrection, terrorism, banditry and herdsmen attacks on farmers and indigenous communities ballooning across the nation’s landscape.

The Buhari regime continues to double-speak on the matter of the current state of insecurity in Nigeria. While the president recently asked the media to change the tone of its reportage from “worsening insecurity” to “improving insecurity”, the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, recently lamented that “worsening insecurity” is endangering economic growth and food security.

Our leaders should know that simply procuring more military hardware and mobilising more forces alone will not produce results until the right responses are applied. The inability of the…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper

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