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It is an established fact that the 2018 Global Hunger Index (GHI) indicates that the level of hunger and undernutrition worldwide falls into the serious category, at a value of 20.9, down from 29.2 in 2000 but the prevalence of undernourishment, child stunting, child wasting, and child mortality are indicators that have so far emphasize the reductions since 2000.
Out of about 120 counties graded in the list, predominantly occupying the last 30 are African countries while India and Nigeria share the number 103 in the wold.
In the Forbes magazine of March 28, a ranking titled, Hanke’s Annual Misery Index 2018: The World’s Saddest (And Happiest) Countries was published by an economist from John Hopkins University in Baltimore, US, Steve Hanke.
Steve Hanke ranked Nigeria as the sixth most miserable country in world noting that Misery Index is calculated using economic indices such as unemployment, inflation and the rates banks charge on loans.
If it is true that “a hungry man is an angry man,” then, their could be an established connection between the hunger in the land and the state of misery.
However, reactions have continued to trail the rankings. While some fully agree with the ratings,some are disputing them, noting that the Hunger is particular to a part of the country (North East).
But, leaving out the Insurgency in the North, isn’t the growing level of criminal activities (robberies, kidnapping, ritual killings etc), citizens being executed in foreign land for drug trafficking, some others arrested for stealing in another country, unemployment and obvious unyielding economy in the nation Nigeria enough justification and results of the hunger and misery?
How can a country with low or no life security experience food security?
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