The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)has raised the alarm that Nigeria may not achieve it zero hunger target by 2030 due to flooding.
Nigeria this year witnessed flooding in 14 states with the FAO concerned that the development would might thwart plans to end hunger in the country.
This alarm was raised by FAO Country Representative in Nigeria Suffyan Koroma at a rally to mark the 2018 World Food Day in Abuja on Tuesday.
Koroma noted: “In view of what we have been doing in the area of crop and livestock production that contribute to zero hunger, Nigeria should be free of hunger by 2030.
“But how do we control animal diseases and pests?
“Now, we have conflicts in our communities, climate change and issues of flooding; all of these issues are relevant to achieving zero hunger.
“So, I hope we will continue to strive so that this government can enhance the drive to achieving zero hunger by 2030.”