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Omokri hits Obi: ‘You’re ignorant, Nigeria receiving food from Ukraine not national disgrace’

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Omokri hits Obi: ‘You’re ignorant, Nigeria receiving food from Ukraine not national disgrace’

Obi and Omokri

Published By: Kazeem Ugbodaga

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

A former presidential spokesman, Reno Omokri has hit at a former presidential candidate, Peter Obi for saying it is a national disgrace for Nigeria to receive food from war-torn Ukraine.

Obi had said earlier on Monday that it is a national disgrace for Nigeria to be receiving food from Ukraine which is embroiled in war with Russia.

Omokri, in a post on X said “It is very ignorant for Peter Obi to say that it is a “national disgrace” for Nigeria to receive food aid from Ukraine because it is a war-torn country.”

He said Obi needed to be educated about Ukraine and wheat, saying Egypt received food aid from Ukraine long before Nigeria did.

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“And Egypt is still dependent on Ukraine for 60% of its wheat and much of its fertiliser needs. Yet, Egypt is a country that Peter Obi praises. Obi even went to Egypt to study their economy.

“The attached photo was taken when Obi was visiting and praising Egypt. In fact, Obi is looking well fed in this photo. Maybe the Egyptians fed him a lot from the wheat donated to them by Ukraine,” he said.

Obi, during one of his visits to Egypt

Omokri said it is not everything that must be politicised, saying that Ukraine is the world’s seventh-largest wheat producer, and that the war in Ukraine had not affected her position.

“The whole world was affected when Ukrainian wheat could not hit the market, and the World Trade Organisation, led by a Nigerian, helped to organise a deal with Russia that allowed Ukrainian wheat to get to countries like America. Please Google it.

“Ukrainian wheat is not only bought by America but it is also being used as food aid to multiple countries. Obi should stop politicising hunger!” he added.