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Recession: Reps move against food wastage

By alagbe003 (M)November 09, 2016, 06:08:31 PM
At a time when Nigeria is facing economic recession, the House of Representatives on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to urgently intervene in the infrastructural deficit in the agricultural sector in other to guide against food wastage in Nigeria.

The House also urged the National Orientation Agency to raise a campaign against food wastage in Nigeria in its “Change begins with me” campaign.

The House resolution followed a motion moved by Honourable Rotimi Agunsoye, who expressed worry about the alarming issue of food wastage and the imminent dangers it portends for the country.

According to him, Nigeria loses amounts running into billions of naira to food wastages, an amount which could have been injected into the economy.

The lawmaker equally said that, “A total of about 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted annually in Nigeria which could have been enough to cater for the food needs of hungry Nigerians.”

To this end, he said, “Nigeria would continue to plunge into more serious economic misfortunes if we do not check the common practice of food wastage,” stressing that “a large fraction of the Nigerian populace is faced with actual hunger and starvation or at the very least the threat of hunger and starvation.”

When the motion was put to vote by the Speaker, Hon Yakubu Dogara, it was unanimously supported by members.

Re: Recession: Reps move against food wastage

By GideonNovember 09, 2016, 07:21:56 PM
Foods wastage should be discouraged... There are poor ones that needs foods... The initiative should start with the rich including politicians... They should not waste their food

Re: Recession: Reps move against food wastage

By dayan (M)November 09, 2016, 10:20:44 PM
Food waste is Nigeria is a by-product of poor power supply. In the US, one can cook a whole month food and stock up the fridges with them, being sure that power will be there to keep the foods fresh whenever they are thawed.
Power is the main culprit here, because Nigeria does not even produce enough food, talk of having excess that can be thrown away.

Re: Recession: Reps move against food wastage

By naijarian (F)November 29, 2016, 11:28:21 AM
Can people even afford to watse food now though. The message is for the rich ooo. Na them get good wey dem dey waste. Food wey never reach, na eem go come go to waste. Hian!!
Dad said in Bulgaria, you'd pay for every ounce of food in your trash. Hehehe according to kilo. And when you order in restaurants and you leave any food on your plate, you pay for it. Hehehe.

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