The World Food Programme (WFP) has pledged to commit $2.5 billion over the next five years to help Nigeria achieve its goal of zero hunger.
The announcement was made during a meeting between WFP Country Director David Stevesson and Nigeria’s Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta Edu, in Abuja.
Stevesson said that the WFP was impressed with Edu’s commitment to tackling hunger and poverty in Nigeria. He also praised her plans to create 774 humanitarian hubs in each local government area of the country.
Edu said that the WFP’s support would be “crucial” in helping Nigeria achieve its goal of zero hunger. She also said that the humanitarian hubs would play a vital role in providing food and other essential services to people in need.
The WFP’s commitment to Nigeria is part of its global effort to reach zero hunger by 2030. The agency is currently working in over 120 countries to provide food assistance to people in need.
Nigeria is one of the most populous countries in Africa, with a population of over 200 million people. According to the WFP, over 133 million Nigerians are affected by multidimensional poverty, including hunger.
The country is also facing a number of other challenges, including conflict, climate change, and economic instability. These challenges are making it difficult for people to access food and other essential services.
The WFP’s commitment to Nigeria is a significant step towards addressing the country’s hunger crisis. The agency’s support will help to provide food assistance to millions of people in need and help to build a more sustainable food system.