PRESIDENT BUHARI INAUGURATES NAT FOOD SECURITY COUNCIL 1. L-R; President Muhammadu Buhari, Kebbi State Governor and Vice Chairman of the Council, Sen Atiku Bagudu, Taraba State Governor Mr Darius Ishaku, Pleatau State Governor, Mr Simon Lanlong, Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, Ebonyi State Governor, Chief Dave Umahi, Delta State Governor, Sen Ifeanyi Okowa and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh and other members during the inauguration of National Fodd Security Council at the Council Chambers in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. MARCH 26 2018.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday inaugurated the National Food Security Council, admitting that its been very turbulent for the past three years of his administration.
“Nigeria’s journey in the last three (3) years, has been a very turbulent one. The country’s need for critical job creating sectors which has been ignored for decades is now beginning to yield results.”
He said these programmes and many more, have started yielding results and if sustained, will transform the lives of millions of Nigerians across the country.
According to him, “We are well aware that the full results will not be felt or seen overnight. The journey is long. It is therefore our collective duty to ensure the actual and potential positive impacts of these programs are sustained, improved and expanded.
“A key mandate of the Food Security Council is to continuously assess and enhance these infant, but impactful programme , thereby guaranteeing they achieve their full potential.
“We shall also develop new Programmes and projects that will protect and indeed, create more jobs in farming, fisheries, animal husbandry and forestry.
“As we all know, land is use for farming, grazing and forestry, Water is used for irrigation, livestock sustenance and fishing. Therefore, any strategy for land and water management must take into account the interconnectivity of all these key sectors to ensure equity and sustainability.