Nigerian Government Blames Climate Change For High Food Prices

The federal government has stated that the rise in food prices in the country is due to the effect of climate change.

Recall that Nigeria’s food inflation has been on the rise and according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the food inflation rate in February 2023 was 24.35 per cent on a year-on-year basis — representing a 7.24 per cent point increase compared to the 17.11 per cent recorded in February 2022.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Budget and Planning, Engr Nebolisa Anako, who made the remark in a workshop on Thursday in Abuja, said this has led to lower income, food insecurity and malnutrition.

The permanent secretary said this has seriously put food out of the reach of many. “This has indeed put food out of the reach of many and undermined the right to food thereby stalling the efforts to meet the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 that emphasised ‘zero hunger,” he said.


About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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