The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) on Tuesday expressed concern over the declining rate in cultivation of food crops by farmers due to insecurity. The Chief Operating Officer of NESG, Dr Tayo Aduloju, said this at the Agriculture and Food Security Nexus Validation and Consolidation Meeting in Abuja.
Aduloju said there was a huge supply-demand gap across all food crops, saying the country is not producing enough to meet local demand.
In some parts of Nigeria, insecurity has caused farmers to pay bandits huge sums of money in return to access their farms.
Source: The Skuup