OBJ warns against post COVID-19 food crisis in Africa


From:Bamidele Fashube,Abuja

Nigeria’s former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has warned governments of African countries to jeer up against post COVID-19 food crisis in the continent.

He gave the warning while flagging off a fish farming project, at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) lake pond, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The former President stressed the need for countries to find ways to be self-sufficient in essential food items.

“….food may be a problem and I do not think most African countries have gone as far as they should go into food production during this year.

“I want to advise African governments to embark on massive food production as part of a measure to prepare for the post COVID-19 pandemic era in Africa.

“There may be a food problem in the continent after the COVID-19 pandemic. We must think out of the box to get this solved now. Food must be made available,” he said.

The newly launched farm, has about 50,000 pieces of sub-adult fish in both Catfish and Tilapia species,released for acclimatisation and subsequent growth in the lake pond.

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