Experts harp on food security, end to malnutrition
With Nigeria’s population projected to increase in the coming years, experts have harped on ensuring food security and ending malnutrition. According to them, Nigeria is among the countries with the highest record of malnutrition and hunger globally, especially among the vulnerable communities, as over half of the country’s population live below poverty line.
The Managing Director, Tropical General Investment (TGI) Group, Sunil Sawhney said poverty is not only spreading globally, but also in Nigeria as talks are ongoing about it without action to bring solution to end the scourge.He said over one billion people are malnourished globally with undernutrition to blame for one-third of child mortality, according to the United Nations, which he said initiated the move for the World Food Day, with this year’s theme calling for action to make health and sustainable diets affordable and accessible to everyone.
To this end, the private sector must help all the levels of government to ensure that poverty, food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition are alleviated in Nigeria.
The Group Executive Director, Jerome Shogbon, lamented that many Nigerians could hardly afford two square meals per day, which is why the target of the initiative is to ensure children of the poor have access to quality food, as they get their lives back throughout this period, where the country’s economy is not favorable to them.
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