The Anambra State National Christian Forum has alerted that there will be an impending food scarcity in Nigeria, thereby encouraging Christians to re-awaken and be more responsive in the country’s politics.
The association’s president, Pastor Andrew Aversion made this known on Monday, while addressing journalists at Nnewi in Anambra State on Monday.
He stated that the activities of insurgents and bandits have made farmers stay off their farms.
“Insurgents and bandits have taken over farmlands, it is so bad to the extent that Nigerians now pay taxes and levies to the insurgents so as to stay alive,” Aversion said.
While speaking on his expectations for the 2023 general elections, he urged Nigerians to elect the candidates with the right capacity to drive the nation forward.
“The Federal Government is aware of this dangerous development but the individuals in the corridors of power have continued to play the ostrich over the issue.
“The North has always been the food basket of the nation but people can no longer go to the farm in the North, the same thing is happening in the Southern part of the country where Fulani herdsmen have made farming practically impossible,” he said.
He further charged the authorities to stop playing politics over the issue of insurgency in the North.