Nigeria still sit in oblivion as various parts of the world celebrates world food day.
About World Food Day
World food day is a program set aside by UN to promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.
The program is a chance to show our commitment to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 – to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030.
This event comes up on the 16th of October every year. On this day, we celebrate the progress we have already made towards reaching #ZeroHunger.
This particular question got me thinking:
How far has the Nigerian Government gone to ensure there is Zero Hunger in the Nation?
Can the government influence world food day?
How and what can the government do to ensure zero?
Is it only the work for the government?
What can be done?
This year’s theme for world food day is tagged; Our Action, Our future. The question that comes to mind then is:
What step have we as an individual taken to ensure there is Zero Hunger?
Do we even know there is anything like #WorldFoodDay in Nigeria
It is very sad that a program that has been on since 1981 has not found relevance in a country as big as Nigeria.
Even though Nigeria is amongst the richest countries in the world in terms of resources, over half of its population live below poverty line. Four of every 10 Nigeria are at the risk of sleeping hungry and five of every 10 children are at the risk of missing at least one meal every day and eating less than the required nutritional meal.
And yet, during World Food day today, lots of seminars, conferences and road walks were executed to celebrate the day. With all these, most of the Nigerian masses still have no idea a day like this exist.
I agree, Zero Hunger might not be achieved unless our government looks into it. Also, I want to point out the fact that little to nothing is being done by the influencers of zero hunger to effect change.
My love for this year’s theme, Our Action, Our future is so high. Thus, I believe change does not start from the government but is effected by the little things we do to ensure the masses get Zero Hunger.
So today, World Food Day 2018, I would like to implore us (Government, effecters of change, Foodies, agriculturist, nutritionist and the general masses). Let us take time to ensure our actions brings about a future of Zero Hunger
Start by signing this petition >>> click here