Economic and Financial Review


Central Bank of Nigeria


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


The theme of this year’s Seminar, Food Security in Nigeria: Options for Policy, is apt, timely and consistent with the current efforts of this administration and the Bank in finding sustainable solutions to the food security challenges confronting us as a nation. As we all know, food is a basic need of every man and key to socio-economic stability. The ability of a country to feed its people, and perhaps extend the surplus to other countries, is one of the key indicators of good standing in the comity of nations. The World Food Summit (1996), defined food security as a situation where all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and preferences, for an active and healthy lifestyle.

Author Bio

The author is the Deputy Governor, Economic Policy Directorate of the Central Bank of Nigeria

Publication Title

CBN Economic and Financial Review


No. 4


Vol. 59

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Recommended Citation

Obiora, K. (2021). Special Remarks. Economic and Financial Review, 59(4), 5-6.



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