Acute Food Shortage To Hit FCT Abuja In 2023

A report by Cadre Harmonise (CH) and reported by The Nation, has warned that the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos and 25 other states will likely face an acute food and nutrition crisis next year.

The projected states are Abia, Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Borno, Cross-River, Edo, Enugu, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, and Zamfara.

The report stated that 25.3 million Nigerians are expected to face a food crisis in the 26 states  between June and August 2023.

Among the states with the highest rate include Borno with 1.4 million people, Yobe with 1.3 million people, and Adamawa with one million people.

The report also revealed that about 17m Nigerians, including Internally Displaced Persons and returnees are currently in a food crisis situation across the affected states.

According to the report, 41,000 people who are currently in a food crisis will reach a worse situation out of 83,918 refugees in Benue, Taraba and Cross River states.

In the projected period, food consumption is expected to slightly worsen due to possible reduction in household and market stocks and its attendant rise in food prices.

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