In an effort to attain sustainable food security in the country, the federal government has yesterday begin stockpiling grain produce from the 2016/2017 agricultural season in Dutsin-ma silos, Katsina state.
The 25, 000 metric tons capacity grain silos complex are located at Dabawa village of Dutsin-ma local government area of the state.
According to our source, over 30 fully loaded trucks conveying the grains were seen surrounding the silos area yesterday.
A report jointly prepared by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP), and the National Programme for Food Security has projected that about 4.8 million Nigerians may face critical food insecurity situations in 16 Northern states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in 2018.
The report titled: “Cadre Harmonise for identification of risk areas and vulnerable populations” explained that between October-December 2017, about 3.1 million people could face food crisis.