Why Nigerians are facing unprecedented poverty


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IMG 20211223 155753 698

By Ebele Orakpo

Hunger is actually the worst weapon of mass destruction. It claims millions of victims each year – Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil

A hungry man can’t see right or wrong. He just sees food. – Pearl S. Buck

It’s no longer news that hunger is staring millions of Nigerians in the face. Since the war in Ukraine started on February 24, 2022, some world leaders have blamed the food and fuel crises ravaging the globe on President Vladimir Putin of Russia. These people conveniently forgot that the crises began way before Putin attacked Ukraine. In the case of Nigeria, the cause of fuel and food shortage has to do mainly with terrorist attacks and government policies. Reports had it that in November 2020, over 40 rice farmers were killed in one day by terrorists while harvesting their crops; also whole farming communities have been sacked and inhabitants who survived the onslaught now live in IDP camps.  

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Source: Vanguard Newspaper