The Presidency has issued a warning to Nigerians the they may experience famine come January, 2017.

This is due to a huge demand in the global market that is targeting the country’s surplus production, Presidential spokesman Shehu Garba said on radio in Kano on Monday.

“The huge demand for our grains in the global market is creating an excellent environment for the mindless export of Nigerian grains across our borders and unless this is curtailed, Nigerian markets will be bereft of food by January next year,” he said.

The presidential spokesman said the Ministry of Agriculture has advised President Muhammadu Buhari on the need to draw the attention of all Nigerians to the issue which, if not addressed promptly, could lead to a shortage of grains by January.

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