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Flooding will worsen food insecurity, inflation in Nigeria – IMF warns

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The International Monetary Fund has warned that the recent incidents of flooding in some states in Nigeria will worsen food insecurity and lead to further increase in food prices across the country.

An official of African Department of the IMF, Mai Farid, gave this warning during an analytical corner on “Climate Change and Food Insecurity in Sub-Saharan Africa”

He Highlighted the possible economic impact of floods in Benue, Kogi and Anambra states.

Farid noted that Nigeria and other countries in the sub Saharan Africa are the most food insecured region and most vulnerable to climate change.

The IMF Official stressed the need for governments to invest in early warning system technology and infrastructure that is climate resilient.

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