The Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has warned that the heightened security situation in the country may metamorphose into food insecurity, which may trigger the volume of hunger in the country.
Okowa, in a recent interview with Channels Television, said it is obvious the Nigerian economy is nose-diving daily.
He also stated that the 2022 budget recently presented by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly cannot lead the country in the right direction.
He said: “The rescue mission is about our country. We know exactly what we are in at the moment; there is so much crisis in everything: crisis in security, crisis in the economy and a lot of people are truly hungry.
“The number of poor people is growing by the day and the youths are becoming very restive and they are no longer comfortable with the country they call theirs.
“When you look at all these things, with the fact that the economy is nose-diving every day and when you look at the kind of budget that is being presented to Nigerians, there is cause to worry that it is not something that can actually take us in the right direction.
“There are a lot of issues and most practically, the insecurity issue in the land, which is getting worse by the day.
“It is beginning to impact negatively on production, in terms of agricultural produce and that is not good enough for the country.
“From real insecurity, we may find ourselves in the next few years going into food insecurity and that will be the worst for the country.
“So, looking at all these, you will agree with me on the need to re-jig the pathway that we are toeing at the moment.”