Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Experts warn of drought and food scarcity in Nigeria

19 August 2015, 17:40

Abuja - The Federal Government as been noted to heed warning to Nigerians that the country may experience food scarcity due to low rainfall in 2015, Punch reported.

The Vice Chairman of the Agriculture and Allied Employees' Union of Nigeria, Blessing Oladele has expressed that the low rainfall experienced in the south west and North, which are known to be agricultural zones, has called for serious concerns.

Strategies are soon to be mapped out on how to partner with Governors in the South West to improve farming.

Also read: Nigeria seeks farming revival

Some of the strategies include the stomach infrastructure policy of Governor Ayodele Fayose, as it has become a brand that is worth embracing according to Oladele.

Federak Government has been called to seek alternative water supply to boost food production across the country. Unions have also been called including the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress to invest in farming.

For more on this story visit Punch

- News24

Tags abuja farming

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...