The Federal Government appears unperturbed by the widespread condemnation of the present border closure, as it has categorically stated that the workout will stay till neighbouring nations respect the laws of Nigeria against meals smuggling.
This is even as it ruled out hunger problems affecting Nigerians, claiming that Nigeria is meals adequate.
On August 20, 2019, Nigeria closed her borders in 4 geopolitical zones across the nation: South-South, South-West, North-Central and North-West.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Improvement, Sabo Nanono, who spoke at a press briefing to mark the 2019 Planet Meals Day, in Abuja, argued that it was laughable when Nigerians cry of hunger, mainly because, according to him, they do not know what hunger is all about.
According to him, the dilemma of overweight or obesity could be attributed to the lack of workout and not lack of the intake of a balanced diet regime.
“I assume so extended as these bordering nations do not respect our protocols on these pretty essential problems of bringing meals into Nigeria, border closure will stay.
“I assume we are making adequate meals to feed ourselves. There is no hunger in the nation and when folks speak about hunger I just laugh mainly because they do not know hunger. They want to go to other nations to know what hunger is all about.
“If you say I miss my breakfast and I get lunch and dinner, then that is alright.”