According to the global hunger index, Nigeria has a serious hunger crisis ranking 103 out of 116 nations .Yet, Nigeria ranks top in Africa in terms of food wastage per household. .
Food wastage in Nigeria per citizen is the highest in Africa according to Untied Nations. A Nigerian trashes at least 189 kilogrammes of food every year. This amounts to a total of 37.9 million (37,941,470) tonnes of food every 12 months.
Despite the high levels of wastage and massive poverty (82 million Nigerians live on less than $1 (N410) -National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Nigerians seem unready to change the wasteful habit as they enjoy the lifestyle according to the report.
We must curb this trend even though it appears to be a global phenomenon, On a global scale, every person wastes 121 kg of consumer-level food each year, and 74 kilos of this happens in households,” the report states. See the video below by the GHI
The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a tool designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger at the global, regional, and national levels