The Head of the Ukrainian President’s Office, Andriy Yermak, has said Nigeria and other African countries might face worsening food crisis as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Already, the war has affected the prices of staple foods, particularly, bread, in the country.
Russia and Ukraine are among the top five global suppliers of wheat, barley and maize.
Yermak, in an interview with Legit, said the war is directly affecting most African nations.
He said the rise in food and energy prices translates to higher prices for all goods.
Yermak said, “The rise in food and energy prices translates to higher prices for all goods. This aspect directly touches the interests of the majority of the inhabitants of the African continent. You are well aware that a critical rise in prices is very likely to be followed by political instability, unrest, and even war.”Follow us on social media