Presidential Candidates Hint On Unsafe Food Spread
Some presidential candidates in the 2023 forthcoming elections in Nigeria during a presidential town hall meeting in Abuja, have highlighted the impact of unsafe and highly chemicalised foods being circulated in the country.
The town hall meeting which was organized by CAPPA, Health Of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) and We the People, in collaboration with the University Of Abuja, was themed: 2023 General Elections and the Quest for a Greener Nigeria.
The candidates include Rabiu Kwankwaso of NNPP, Omoleye Sowore: AAC, Adebayo Adewole of SDP and Dumebi Kachikwu of the ADC. Unanimously, they agreed that unsafe foods spread across the nation was one of the major effects of climate change.
AAC’s Sowore narrated that their parents of old lived long and healthy lives because they did not eat the junk they eat now as food. “The chicken and other things we eat, we don’t know where they come from and what they are made from.
“Today, in the FCT, if you eat Fufu, you will have to go back to bed first, it collapses your capacity to function because it has been highly chemicalized.”
Collectively, they called for stiffer measures to ensure that food substances distributed across the country were safe for consumption and possibly tracked to ensure that the source of bad food substances were known.
Speaking on environmental pollution, they advocated for a law that allows punishment for environmental polluters while regretting that the same people who are polluting the environment are also the same people who sit on the round table to discuss environmental pollution.