President Goodluck Jonathan has declared that the country is making progress in eliminating hunger because for the first time since the Global Hunger Index of the International Food Policy Research Institute has been published, Nigeria is making steady progress.
In a Facebook Post a couple of days back, the President said:
“As President, my goal is to work hard so that no citizen is hungry. We are making progress in eliminating hunger.
The report from GHI corroborates our own records which show that our food import bill has reduced from 1.1 Trillion Naira in 2009 to 634 Billion Naira in 2014 and falling.
We are not only reducing hunger in our nation, we are also reducing our dependence on foreign nations for our food security while at the same time creating wealth at the grass roots of Nigeria.”