Economic and Financial Review


Central Bank of Nigeria


Food Security, Agriculture, Environment, Economy, Food Crisis, Nigeria, Rural-Urban development


The theme for this year’s edition, “Food Security in Nigeria: Options for Policy” is apt and in tune with the existing realities of both the global and domestic economies, which have suffered heavily from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the theme could not have come at a better time than now when issues of insecurity, climate change, and COVID-19 related disruptions are challenging food production and supply, not only in Nigeria but also globally. As a matter of fact, food security is critical for national security, economic stability and sustainable development.

Author Bio

The author is the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Publication Title

CBN Economic and Financial Review


No. 4


Vol. 59

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Last Page


Recommended Citation

Emefiele, G. I., (2021). Keynote Address. Economic and Financial Review, 59(4), 1-4.



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