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Monday, March 16, 2015

NAGGW endorsed by President Jonathan Administration

In a efforts at improvingagriculture and increase environmental sustainability in Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan has approve the upgrade of the great Green wall Programme implementation Unit (GGW/PIU) to become an independent agency reports NaijaAgroNet.

This is as a result to tackle the issue of Nigeria losing about 2,168qKM of its fertile land almost every year to desertification and putting the lives of many in jeopardy.
Desertification as gathered by NaijaAgroNet had radically affected the value of life in the northern part of Nigeria, and also had resulted in high levels of migration, instability, impacting negatively on the social fabric of the North and confining them to a future of small output, limited economic growth and marginalization.

Research by NaijaAgroNet showed that Nigeria is the world’s largest producer of cassava with an output of over 45 million metric tonnes in 2014 according to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Mr. Goni Ahmed who is an agricultural scientist and respected environmentalist, has called on stakeholders to support the Great Green Wall Programme thus to deliver dividends to Nigerians as the support and assistance from stakeholders would guarantee the desertification frightening the northern region was brought under control.

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