The Minister of Agriculture, Mohammed Abubakar, has said that food production has not dropped in Nigeria despite the deplorable state of security across the country.
The Minister made this known while speaking during the weekly ministerial briefing at the State House in Abuja today August 4.
Abubakar stated that insurgency, inhibiting farmers from accessing their farms, particularly in the North-West, North-East, and North-Central, is a concern for the Federal Government.
He, however, maintained that food production continues at an appreciable level for most parts of the country.
He stated that 3.6 million direct and indirect jobs have been created through $1.1 billion in externally-funded agriculture projects and are being implemented by the present administration.