Tinubu announces plans to end food insecurity in Nigeria

The Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Atiku Bagudu, says President Bola Tinubu has announced plans to improve food and nutrition security in the country.

Bagudu said this in Abuja on Thursday at the 2023 edition of the Nigeria Nutrition Week, Media Sensitization on Food and Nutrition Security.

Bagudu, represented by the Director of Social Development, Dr Sanjo Faniran, said that the Tinubu-led administration would implement a multi-faceted approach to food security.

He said the approach would ensure sustainable agriculture practices, climate-smart technologies, and social protection programmes.

“This is in recognition of the urgent need for adaptation and mitigation strategies that will safeguard our food systems and enhance the nutritional well-being of our people.

“As part of our commitment in the just concluded COP28 in Dubai, the government of Nigeria is prioritizing the development and adoption of climate-smart agricultural practices.

“This will include promoting resilient crop varieties, efficient irrigation systems, agroforestry, and sustainable land management techniques.

“This is envisaged to enhance the resilience of our agricultural systems and ensure a steady supply of nutritious food to the greater number of our citizenry,” he said.

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