A former Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako has attributed poor yield in agriculture as responsible for food insecurity in Nigeria.


Nyako, speaking at the ongoing Agricultural Retreat organised by the Yobe State government in Damaturu, the state capital, said poor productivity in the agricultural sector was also causing insecurity in the country.


He noted that with a population of almost one hundred million people, northern Nigeria had only two million cows, contrary to what obtained in agriculturally developed countries where cows were almost of equal number with the human population.


The Former Governor advised that growing approaches to agricultural innovations and farming practices should be deployed to make a difference in the value chain of agriculture in Nigeria.


He noted that developed countries are taking advantage of the negative yield of Nigeria farmers to smuggle food into the country, which according to him, was reflecting in the country’s security situation.