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May 17th, 2017 / Business Day

Researchers from various tertiary institutions have expressed reservations over the political will of governments in Nigeria to effectively tackle the issue of food security as manifested in the high rate of continued dependence on food aid from developed countries and foreign donors.

According to them, ‎hunger will not be removed by food aid and handouts based on the historic wisdom of a study of all starving nations across the world, both ancient and modern.

Speaking at the first International Conference on Pure and Applied Sciences of Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, the researchers lamented that “the population numbers in Nigeria are too high compared to the available infrastructure and the welfare package on ground,” explaining that this rapid growth can limit increases in per capita income, causing poverty and hunger. Read more