The former chairman of the association, Mr Eugene Jacob, made the call on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Warri, Delta State.
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Nigerian Farmers and stakeholders in the agro-sector have warned that the country is in danger of food shortage as the COVID-19 pandemic hits hard on farmers and the agricultural sector, while stimulus and palliatives to cushion the effects from government remains grossly inadequate.
The Ebonyi State Government has appealed to traders to desist from unnecessary hikes in prices of food and other essential goods in the State, taking undue advantage of the global pandemic to extort the people.
The COVID-19 pandemic is putting enormous strains on the public health systems around the world, and millions of people in the world’s most advanced economies are in some form of quarantine.
Restrictions of movements over the Coronavirus Disease has led to shortage of staple foods and rising prices in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
The affected items include sachet water, which the residents depend on due to absence of potable water, grains and food condiments amongst others.
Okpoku, lawmaker representing Udege/Loko Constituency in the Assembly, made the call while speaking with newsmen in Nasarawa, Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state, on Thursday.
The agencies, which include UN Food and Agriculture Organisation and World Food Programme, listed the 16 states as Bauchi, Benue, Gombe, Jigawa, Plateau, Niger, Kebbi, Katsina, Kaduna, Taraba, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kano, Yobe, Borno and Adamawa.