According to the World Food Programme, a part of the United Nations, 32% (64.3 million) of Nigerians do not have access to enough food to eat. In 19 different countries, the organization estimates that 170 million people lack access to enough food to eat.
The countries with the highest prevalence of inadequate food consumption, according to a March 28 update of the “HungerMapLIVE: Western Africa insights and key trends,” are Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Chad, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Liberia, Central African Republic, Togo, Guinea Bissau, and Nigeria.
The World Bank said that over the past three months, food inadequacy in Nigeria increased from 29% to 32% in its most recent Food Security Update.
The general state of Nigeria’s food and nutrition was described and other West African countries is challenging for a large share of their populations. According to the Washington-based bank, the food security situation in West Africa is expected to worsen as the dry season progresses in the months ahead.