The North-East Development Commission -NEDC, Managing Director, Mohammed Alkali, had on Tuesday, November 8, revealed that the recent flooding, which destroyed several farmlands, would bring about food insecurity in the country.
Alkali had said this in Abuja, while receiving the DG of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Mustapha Habib Ahmed.
The Managing Director of the North-East Development Commission (NEDC), Mohammed Alkali, on Tuesday said the recent flooding, which destroyed many farmlands, would cause food insecurity.
He spoke in Abuja while receiving the Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Habib Ahmed.
In his words: “The crisis created by the flood has led to majority of the farmlands that will be cultivated in the North East destroyed. This will most definitely create a huge gap in food safety and security.”
“What’s happening internationally is another disaster which we are still yet to see the total effect. The fight between Russia and Ukraine, we all know the consequences of it all over the world, culminating in a loaf of bread sold for N500 previously to now costing N800 or more.”
“So, this will directly or indirectly affect our operations because everybody will feel the brunt of it.”
Alkali then concluded his statement by saying that NEDC was committed to alleviating the sufferings of IDPs in the country and would be teaming up with NEMA to assist in its humanitarian efforts.