MINISTER of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh has expressed that majority of Nigerians are not eating well, but rather feed on poison. Ogbeh who revealed this at the re- inauguration of an Inter-Ministerial Agricultural/Nutrition Working Group yesterday in Abuja, noted that there were deficiencies in most Nigerian diets. “There is crisis in Nigerian food sector because there is a great deal of self- poison in our diet. Just yesterday, I was talking with the Ministers of Science and Technology as well as Health about a great deal of metal poisoning in our food and
the ingestion of dioxin through plastic pathogens among other things” He said While dwelling extensively on the citizenry’s feeding habit, Ogbeh said many Nigerians prefer swallow foods like yam, cassava, sorghum, maize among others which are injurious to health. “How do we persuade people to take more of fruits as against the carbohydrate they are used to? For instance, it is an insult in some villages when you tell an elderly man to take banana instead of the pounded yam he is used to. That means most Nigerians are not eating well.” He said.