Sunday, 18 March 2018

Buhari approves establishment of National Food Security Council


President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday approved the constitution of the membership of the National Food Security Council.
The Council, to be chaired by the President, will be inaugurated on Monday.
A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President,  Garba Shehu, said Governors of Kebbi, Taraba, Plateau, Lagos, Ebonyi and Delta States are members of the Council.
Other members include the Secretary to the Government of the Federation; the Chief of Staff to the President; the National Security Adviser and seven cabinet ministers.

The ministers to be represented in the Council are for Agriculture and Rural Development; Finance; Interior; Industry, Trade and Investment; Water Resources; Environment; and Budget and National Planning.
The Chief of Defence Staff; the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN); the Directors-General of the Department of State Services (DSS) and National Intelligence Agency (NIA) as well as the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) are other members of the Council.
The broad objectives of the Council will include, developing sustainable solutions to the farmers–herdsmen clashes; Climate Change and Desertification and their impact on farmland; grazing areas and lakes, rivers and other water bodies; oil spillage and its impact on Niger Delta Fishing Communities; piracy and banditry; agricultural research institutions and extension services and the problem of smuggling.
Source: Thenationonlineng.
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