By Kabir Ibrahim
In the last 45 years, Nigeria has had quite a number of policy drives such as Operation Feed the Nation(OFN), Green Revolution (GR), Agricultural Transformation Agenda(ATA), Agricultural Promotion Policy(APP) to name a few coinages in search of food sufficiency that will lead to FOOD SECURITY.
A lot of money has been expended in all these efforts and some remarkable achievements have been made but not yet sufficient to make Nigeria food secure.
The Buhari administration has shown a lot of promise through its APP policy(Green Alternative), the CBN Anchor Borrower Program, Innovations like NIRSAL, NALDA, PFI, Food Security Council which definitely keep Agriculture in the front banner.
Insecurity, the COVID-19 pandemic, and flooding have negatively impacted the President Buhari effort without a doubt but an institutional risk factor needs serious attention to make Nigeria food secure regardless of the challenges of…