According to National Security Adviser (NSA) Babagana Monguno, President Muhammadu Buhari expressed concern over hunger and endemic poverty in the country during a closed-door meeting with security leaders on Thursday, August 19, 2021.
Buhari described the prevailing hunger in the country as an “emergency situation,”Monguno told State House correspondents after the meeting.
According to Monguno: “The president is not oblivious to the pains of the people and is working with the vice-president and other members of council, the relevant ministries, departments and agencies of government to address this issue.
“As far as he’s concerned, it’s also an emergency situation that people should not be left to wallow in hunger, and in despair.
“This is something that he’s also going to look into. And he’s going to use all the necessary, all the relevant tools at his disposal to address the issue of widespread hunger.”
More than half of Nigeria’s estimated 200 million population survive on less than a dollar a day and wallow in abject poverty.