The House of Representatives has resolved to urge the federal government to start making arrangements to mitigate the emerging food challenge being expected across the country.
This was contained in a motion of urgent national importance by a member from Bayelsa state, Mr Agbedi Fredrick, at plenary.
Mr Frederick, stated that various reports by many international NGOs showed that a very significant population of Nigeria would face possible famine.
According to the lawmaker, the new projection now is that sixteen states and the Federal Capital Territory are to experience acute food shortage in 2022.
He said that the food shortage is occasioned by the activities of bandits and kidnappers who prevent people from going to the farm.
Frederick added that farmers have abandoned their farmlands as terrorists always lay siege for them farmers.
Adopting the motion, the house mandated all it’s agric related committees to interface with the appropriate ministries and their agencies, as well as development partners to begin the process of establishing protocols to manage food resources.