By Gabriel Ewepu
ABUJA- THE Federal Government, yesterday, promised to end food shortage in the country in two years.
This was stated by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, during the visit of Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, in his office.
Ogbeh said the government has set in place mechanisms to actualise this target, and also commended the effort by the Anambra government towards food production and security for the state.
He expressed optimism that soon there will be more access to food by Nigerians and urged more young people to get engaged in the agricultural sector.
He also promised to support the Governor by executing Federal Government agricultural programmes and policies in the state, which he mentioned that the ministry would assist in fish production already going on in the state, particularly in fingerlings.
However, the Minister advised the Governor and farmers on the implications involved in the use of NPK 15-15 fertiliser, and added that the chemical destroys the soil for crop production.