Obasanjo to lead discussions on food security
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR, will on Tuesday, October 18 lead the panel of discussion at the Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO) 23rd yearly forum in Abuja.
LAPO is a leading non-governmental organisation committed to the social, health and economic empowerment of the poor and vulnerable in Nigeria.
With the theme, ‘Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Nigeria’, the forum is aimed at providing farmers and agro-business owners access to funding, create opportunities for entrepreneurs, academia, policy makers and other stakeholders to interact on sustainable agriculture, which will present information on youth employment opportunities.
The forum is expected to be declared open by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, while pioneer Vice-Chancellor of Elizade University, Ondo State, Valentine Aletor, will present a paper on ‘Agriculture, Women Empowerment and Food Security’.
Director-General, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Dr Nteranya Sanginga, will also be delivering a speech on “Enhancing Youth Employment through Agricultural Development” at the LAPO Forum.