Flood: Hadiza Mailafia speaks on looming food crisis

Hadiza Mailafia

Yesterday, the Federal Government on Wednesday raised an alarm over a national food crisis as a result of the flood.
At the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja, the Minister of Environment, Hadiza Mailafia, revealed that over 5, 000 farmlands were washed away.
Calling it a “national emergency” in a post-meet chat with journalists, she said the government is also worried about the health implications of the flooding.

“The consequences (of the flood) is that there are huge losses of farmlands, there are likely threats to food security. We are likely going to have challenges that have to do with the health of the people in some areas. In the estimation of the government, over 5,000 farmlands were washed away by the ravaging flood across the country” Mailafia said.
Just two days ago, the minister of Water Resources, Sarah Ochekpe, told Punch that the flooding will continue till November.

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