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Minister Abdullahi: Food Security is the Collective Responsibility of All Nigerians



According to Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, the Minister of State for Agriculture, all Nigerians have a role to play in ensuring food security.

He highlighted that 50 out of 80 million hectares of arable land are yet to be cultivated, emphasizing the need for Nigerians to engage in planting activities.

These remarks were made during his interaction with the Senate Press Corps at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Abuja, on Monday.

The Minister emphasized the critical nature of food security within President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s 8-point agenda, acknowledging its multifaceted benefits.

He detailed the various advantages, including its role in combating corruption and alleviating poverty, which can drive people towards corrupt practices.

Abdullahi emphasized the importance of encouraging Nigerians to participate in the government’s policy by cultivating crops wherever they reside.

He also expressed the government’s commitment to cultivating a significant portion of the uncultivated arable land in the country.

Currently, out of 70-80 million hectares of arable land, only 34 million hectares are utilized for farming, leaving substantial uncultivated land that can be leveraged for agricultural purposes and ultimately ensuring food security in the country,” he stated.