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Obasanjo launches initiative to end hunger by 2030

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Chairman, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Senator Abdullahi Adamu (left), Chairman, Nigeria Zero Hunger Forum, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, Chairman, UBA Plc and Sub-Committee Chairman of Resource Mobilisation of Zero Hunger Forum, Mr. Tony Elumelu, Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole and Director, United Nations World Food Programme, Mr. Stanlake Samkange at the launch of the Nigeria Zero Hunger Strategic Review Report at the International Conference Centre, Abuja…yesterday

Chairman, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Senator Abdullahi Adamu (left), Chairman, Nigeria Zero Hunger Forum, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, Chairman, UBA Plc and Sub-Committee Chairman of Resource Mobilisation of Zero Hunger Forum, Mr. Tony Elumelu, Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole and Director, United Nations World Food Programme, Mr. Stanlake Samkange at the launch of the Nigeria Zero Hunger Strategic Review Report at the International Conference Centre, Abuja…yesterday

Five-year programme to begin in Benue, Ebonyi, Ogun, Sokoto

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has launched a Zero Hunger Strategic Initiative to end hunger and poverty in Nigeria by the year 2030.

The four states of Ebonyi, Benue, Ogun and Sokoto would kick-start the five-year pilot programme aimed at exploiting the agriculture potential of the country.

Obasanjo, who is the Chairman of the Nigeria Zero Hunger Forum, at the launch of the Strategic Review Report, said the country has begun a new journey that would redefine the destiny of hundreds of millions of people in Africa in general and Nigeria in particular.

The ex-president explained that the actions recommended in the report would be implemented in all the 36 states including the FCT from January 2017. He added that the forum would support, encourage and monitor progress in the four pilot states, disclosing that the governors of these states have agreed to implement the Zero Hunger Roadmap.

Obasanjo further explained that the forum has put a time frame for the achievement of the goals, explaining that by January 2019 eight more states would be added to the focal states and by January 2021 all 36 states plus Abuja would be included.

The Director General, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Dr. Nteranya Sanginga said the report is innovative and IITA would offer advance technologies for all the four pilot states.

Tony Elumelu, who spoke on behalf of the sub committees, said the private sector has a major role to play in the achievement of the Zero Hunger and the federal and state government should be willing to provide the enabling environment.



6 Comments
  • bobo

    Hahahahahahahaha!!! I no fit talk, but 2030 no far again. Na watin be that Fela song again?

  • pmagroup

    It would have been much better to say that the past president is lunching an inactive that will ensure there is steady electricity in all the states in Nigeria before 2030.

  • Eric Nwoko

    The former president wants to end hunger, but cares little for the small business that serve as vendors to his organization (Green Legacy Hotel) in Abeokuta. The company has been owing a number of vendors appreciable sums of money since March 2015, amounts that by my estimation, he wouldn’t even notice. However, he chooses to turn a blind eye, and people’s livelihoods suffer. Well done, Sir.

  • Suleiman Alatise

    I dey laff o. Obasanjo wan end hunger, wonderment no go ever end.

  • Nwaizu Ikechukwu Bruno

    Another Andrew Young initiative. If Andrew Young could not succeed under his dictatorship, is it now under Buba and Shokoto/ Babanriga looting, that Shango will breath out fire. Abeg enough Baba Egba, this move for another Fertilizer looting.

  • Nwaizu Ikechukwu Bruno

    Oops! I forgot, it is all a hope affair. Welcome to bondage of the belly Nigerians.