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Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine In 2017.. by BeeBeeOoh(m): 7:23pm On Nov 14, 2016
The Presidency on Monday raised the alarm over imminent famine in Nigeria from January 2017.

According to a statement made available to journalists, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, raised the alarm in an interview he granted a Kano-based radio station on Monday.

Shehu said despite being Africa’s largest producer of cereals and grains, Nigeria risks famine from early next year following a huge demand in the global market that is targeting the country’s surplus production.

“The huge demand for our grains in the global market is creating an excellent environment for the mindless export of Nigerian grains across our borders and unless this is curtailed, Nigerian markets will be bereft of food by January next year,” he said.

The presidential spokesman said the Ministry of Agriculture has advised President Muhammadu Buhari on the need to draw the attention of all Nigerians to the issue which, if not addressed promptly, could lead to a shortage of grains by January.

“Over the past year, providence has blessed Nigeria with a bountiful harvest of grains, more than enough to feed the country and to export to other countries.

“At present, there is a high demand for grains from Nigeria, from African countries as distant as Libya and Algeria, and from places as far away as Brazil.

“However, the Ministry of Agriculture has raised concerns about a massive rate of exportation, which could lead to a shortage of grains in Nigeria by January,” he said. .

He explained that Nigeria currently enjoys a free market situation.

http://punchng.com/presidency-raises-alarm-imminent-famine/
Re: Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine In 2017.. by emerged01(m): 7:31pm On Nov 14, 2016
Hmmm,

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Re: Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine In 2017.. by talktonase(m): 7:34pm On Nov 14, 2016
Will presidency ever listen?

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Re: Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine In 2017.. by CSTR13: 7:35pm On Nov 14, 2016
Raising alarm to who?
Is it chukwuemeka hustling to make ends meet that would help the govt to formulate policies to curb the imminent famine?.

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Re: Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine In 2017.. by chiwetaluAGU(m): 7:36pm On Nov 14, 2016
Thats what they are good at ... creating panick upandan .... make dem kuku kill us all angry sad

Where is keneking and ikenga his son sef .... nonsense government! grin cheesy

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Re: Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine In 2017.. by twoMcfemad: 7:38pm On Nov 14, 2016
We don enter One Chance! By the grace of God we will survive this till 2O19 when this insensitive, callous, wicked and directionless govt will be voted out.

Btw, Is the wailers form still available? I need one,biko.

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Re: Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine In 2017.. by AllTheWayUp: 7:39pm On Nov 14, 2016
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Useless and confused Government



Who are they raising alarm to?



Why won't there be famine, when u appoint Audu Ogbeh that studied French to become Minister of Agriculture.
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Re: Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine In 2017.. by richidinho(m): 7:40pm On Nov 14, 2016
Our past govts were so serious to the extent of subsidizing fertilizer to farmers directly through e-wallet system.

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Re: Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine In 2017.. by TheFreeOne: 7:43pm On Nov 14, 2016
The FG better do something fast.

Recession + Famine....no be die be dat

Father Lord Nigerians commit their lives into your hands cos any trust in APC is akin to suicide.

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Re: Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine In 2017.. by DLondonboiy: 7:44pm On Nov 14, 2016
twoMcfemad:
We don enter One Chance! By the grace of God we will survive this till 2O19 when this insensitive, callous, wicked and directionless govt will be voted out.

Btw, Is the wailers form still available? I need one,biko.

Buhari would still win come 2019...

the north would vote for him massively.

the slaves would also vote massively for him..

He doesn't need the south to win...

Some people need to die of hunger before they would have sense...

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Re: Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine In 2017.. by FSBoperator: 7:47pm On Nov 14, 2016
They caused this and nobody else

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Re: Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine In 2017.. by rusher14: 7:49pm On Nov 14, 2016
He us asking for strategic export.

The nit wits can never understand.

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Re: Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine In 2017.. by twoMcfemad: 7:49pm On Nov 14, 2016
DLondonboiy:


Buhari would still win come 2019...

the north would vote for him massively.

the slaves would also vote massively for him..

He doesn't need the south to win...

Some people need to die of hunger before they would have sense...
Only in your dreams!

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Re: Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine In 2017.. by Sibrah: 8:11pm On Nov 14, 2016
twoMcfemad:
We don enter One Chance! By the grace of God we will survive this till 2O19 when this insensitive, callous, wicked and directionless govt will be voted out.

Btw, Is the wailers form still available? I need one,biko.
We entered the real one chance when Govt owed fertilizer debt in 2014. That move practically stopped food production for 1 year.

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Re: Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine In 2017.. by TheFreeOne: 8:11pm On Nov 14, 2016
rusher14:
He us asking for strategic export.

The nit wits can never understand.

If you happens to be an exporter of foodstuffs will you be more concerned by strategic export or profit? Or are farmers likes OBJ interested in nigerias food security or their ROI?

It is the duty of government to have in place checks to avoid famine as a result of excessive export.

So zombie who's the nitwit now

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Re: Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine In 2017.. by FSBoperator: 8:13pm On Nov 14, 2016
Who we go blame? Is it still Jonathan or PDP that did not save grains for the hard times?

Or how about the total devastation of farming communities in parts of Taraba, Nassarawa and Benue (the traditional food basket region) orchestrated by fulani herdsmen under strict supervision of security forces under the orders of the Presidency?

Or how about the declaration of technical defeat to boko haram which has devastated the agrarian communities of Borno and Adamawa?

Or what of the suspension of fertiliser and seedlings distribution to farmers by this govt?

Buhari you have succeeded in turning Nigeria to one of your lean cows.

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Re: Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine In 2017.. by Sibrah: 8:15pm On Nov 14, 2016
We will all agree the world is a global village . . . The article clearly state that the famine will be a result of surge in global demand.

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Re: Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine In 2017.. by Sibrah: 8:16pm On Nov 14, 2016
TheFreeOne:


If you happens to be an exporter of foodstuffs will you be more concerned by strategic export or profit? Or are farmers likes OBJ interested in nigerias food security or their ROI?

It is the duty of government to have in place checks to avoid famine as a result of excessive export.

So zombie who's the nitwit now
Are you OK?

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Re: Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine In 2017.. by Sibrah: 8:19pm On Nov 14, 2016
FSBoperator:
Who we go blame? Is it still Jonathan or PDP that did not save grains for the hard times?

Or how about the total devastation of farming communities in parts of Taraba, Nassarawa and Benue (the traditional food basket region) orchestrated by fulani herdsmen under strict supervision of security forces under the orders of the Presidency?

Or how about the declaration of technical defeat to boko haram which has devastated the agrarian communities of Borno and Adamawa?

Or what of the suspension of fertiliser and seedlings distribution to farmers by this govt?

Buhari you have succeeded in turning Nigeria to one of your lean cows.
Are you aware Jonathan govt refused to pay fertilizer debt?

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Re: Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine In 2017.. by TheFreeOne: 8:19pm On Nov 14, 2016
Sibrah:
Are you OK?

Yes.


Are you sick

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Re: Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine In 2017.. by Noblesoul123: 8:21pm On Nov 14, 2016
What do expect after cows & herdsmen were allowed to devastate the food producing parts of the country? Till date, none of them have been arrested

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Re: Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine In 2017.. by Towncrier007: 8:21pm On Nov 14, 2016
join this recession? we don die finish

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Re: Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine In 2017.. by Nobody: 8:22pm On Nov 14, 2016
See screaming headline


Smh nairaland

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Re: Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine In 2017.. by dEastActivist: 8:22pm On Nov 14, 2016
Are they telling us for us to make policies that will checkmate it or what??
Can't they discreetly instead of arousing panic among the citizenry devise a means to checkmate such impending problem?
To be honest if the Last administration was handling national problems like this, Nigeria would have been a history, and now this administration is hellbent in actualizing the averted. Smh!!...

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Re: Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine In 2017.. by Ratello: 8:22pm On Nov 14, 2016
If anyone still thinks this government is a people-oriented one, that person needs serious flogging and deliverance. I really pity Pastor Osibanjo now.

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Re: Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine In 2017.. by EnEnPeecee: 8:23pm On Nov 14, 2016
We know who to hold responsible should there be famine in this country.

Buhari is a calamity that has befell Nigeria. He brought hardship, pains, hunger, joblessness, suicide, frustration, anger, corruption, tyranny, inflation, anarchy, hopelessness, unemployment, herdsmen, killings, and recession.

Buhari is an ill-wind that blows no good!

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Re: Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine In 2017.. by PaulIdu: 8:23pm On Nov 14, 2016
Who exactly is the FG raising this alarm for? Buhari's govt keep acting like they are still in the opposition doing what they know best which is to raise alarm without solution

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Re: Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine In 2017.. by kingcomet(m): 8:23pm On Nov 14, 2016
hmm. this govt self. ike gwuru

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Re: Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine In 2017.. by 1x2x3: 8:25pm On Nov 14, 2016
Famine + Recession + MMM Collapse cheesy cheesy I see people committing suicide.

Ph with caution.

I'm waiting for attack

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Re: Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine In 2017.. by byrron(m): 8:25pm On Nov 14, 2016
DLondonboiy:


Buhari would still win come 2019...

the north would vote for him massively.

the slaves would also vote massively for him..

He doesn't need the south to win...

Some people need to die of hunger before they would have sense...

Bitter Truth!

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Re: Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine In 2017.. by TroubleMaker47(m): 8:26pm On Nov 14, 2016
A timely excuse for 2017 failure! undecided

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Re: Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine In 2017.. by FSBoperator: 8:26pm On Nov 14, 2016
Sibrah:

Are you aware Jonathan govt refused to pay fertilizer debt?

Read my post again.

Remember, buhari opened the grain reserves to his almajiri constituents as compensation for voting him in almost immediately he was sworn in only for him to rescind all Agric subsidies and policies put in place by the past administration.

Now the idiots are saying there is famine.

What of the fictitious one million tonnes of rice the Kebbi state govt said was produced for 2016?

Believe these vagabonds at your own peril

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