Nigeria, Feb. 24 -- Nigeria has to act fast to develop a sustainable food system as it faces a population growth that is "handsomely" ahead of its economic growth figures, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said Tuesday.

Mr Osinbajo said the need to create a food system that works "has never been more urgent and more existential" as the country's poverty levels has worsened particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout.

The vice president made these remarks during the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), organised by the Nigerian government in collaboration with the United Nations, which was held virtually with over 700 participants in attendance.

The dialogue was organised with the hope of identifying foo...