Nigeria Ranked Among Top 20 Most Hungry Countries: Peter Obi

Julianah Ologunde
By Julianah Ologunde 2 Min Read

Nigeria Ranked Among Top 20 Most Hungry Countries: Peter Obi 

During a private Ramadan visit to Kebbi State, Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the previous general election, highlighted Nigeria’s alarming position as one of the top 20 most hungry countries globally. This assertion stems from Nigeria’s ranking of 109 out of 125 countries in the global hunger index.

Nigeria Ranked Among Top 20 Most Hungry Countries: Peter Obi

Obi emphasized the root cause of Nigeria’s poverty and hunger, attributing it to the insufficient investment in agriculture by the Federal Government. He advocated for comprehensive agricultural investments, particularly in the Northern region, which boasts extensive arable land suitable for both subsistence and large-scale farming.

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Expressing concern over the vast uncultivated land in Nigeria, coupled with a significant population of unemployed youth, Obi stressed the potential for agricultural investment to create millions of jobs, both directly and indirectly.

Nigeria Ranked Among Top 20 Most Hungry Countries: Peter Obi 

During his visit, Obi announced initiatives to support the community, including the direct Ramadan feeding of 100 indigent individuals and the commissioning of a borehole in Kahuta village. He clarified that these efforts were non-political and aimed at providing essential support to the community.

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