Obasanjo chairs zero hunger meeting in Sokoto
Nigeria’s former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo chairs activities of the Nigeria Zero Hunger Forum’s meeting in Sokoto state, beginning from yesterday.
The two-day meeting in Sokoto affords participating states in Nigeria the opportunity to peer-review one another, particularly on achievements and steps taken so far since 2016 to bring about zero hunger.
The peer review tool is being adopted by state governments in Nigeria as part of efforts to achieve the sustainable development goals.
Since the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, Nigeria’s former president has been in the forefront, advocating home-grown policies and strategies to contain hunger and poverty in Nigeria.
Working with the World Food Programme, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the African Development Bank, the former president led the development of the Nigeria Zero Hunger Strategic Review detailing what Nigeria needed to do to achieve zero hunger by 2025.
The two-day meeting will comprise meetings and presentations and field visits to give participants a feel of the efforts being made by Sokoto State towards eradication of hunger.Located in the North West part of Nigeria, Sokoto has rich agricultural potential in the areas of crop and animal production. The state is predominantly an agrarian state.