The United Nations, UN says about four million Nigerians are expected to face the severe food insecurity in the approaching lean season.

The United Nations, UN says about four million Nigerians are expected to face the severe food insecurity in the approaching lean season.

UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Matthias Schmale made the assertion at an advocacy event held in Abuja on food security and nutrition in North-East Nigeria.

He also noted that a total of 8.4 million Nigerians would need humanitarian provision in the North-East, while 4.1 million people face severe pain of food insecurity in the North-East.

Schmale however stated that over 351 million dollars is needed to provide humanitarian support for people in North-Eastern Nigeria.

On his part, the Head of Special Duties, Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Nadia Soso said food security and nutrition of this affected population in the north remains a priority.

She also noted that funding is urgently needed to ensure critical food and relief assistance as the gap between people in need and available resources will grow more severe.

Nadia lamented that for people across Borno, Adamawa and Yobe state, every day is a challenge and in which without quick action, no relief is in sight.