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World Bank predicts insecurity, deteriorating livelihoods in Nigeria



Niger coup pressures food markets in West Africa World

The World Bank’s projections suggest that local government areas in several Nigerian states, as well as other areas in countries such as Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Mali, and Niger, will continue to face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) conditions due to persistent insecurity, armed conflict, and deteriorating livelihoods until May 2024. Additionally, the report highlights high food price inflation in numerous low and middle-income countries, with Nigeria experiencing headline inflation of 28.20 per cent and food inflation of 32.84 per cent in November.

The information presented by the World Bank underscores the challenges faced by Nigeria and other countries in the sub-region, as well as the broader impact of these issues on food security and livelihoods.

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