AS yuletide knocks on the door, many Nigerians are apprehensive based on the low purchasing power for needed items, and have also expressed worry on survival ahead of 2023, the National Agricultural Lands Development Authority, NALDA, Monday, declared no food shortage and assured that Nigerians would not go hungry in 2023.
The declaration was made by the Executive Secretary/Chief Executive, National Agricultural Land Development Authority, NALDA, Prince Paul Ikonne, during a media briefing ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s unveiling of landmark achievements by NALDA within two years on December 8, 2022, in Abuja.
Ikonne said: “I will assure you that Nigeria will not have any food shortage and I will break it down.
“In 2023, there will not be any food shortage. So any prediction in that direction is doom prediction. Why? Because awareness is being created towards going into farming, and this government of President Muhammadu Buhari is encouraging farmers in all aspects.
“Now, the youth are tilting towards farming. A lot of people are going into farming. So why would we have food shortage, is it as a result of laziness or climate change?