In a bid to augment Nigeria’s food security, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has inaugurated the Local Organising Committee (LOC) that would address the myriads of challenges inhibiting the nation’s agricultural sector.
The inauguration of the committee was done by the Permanent Secretary of the FMARD, Mr. Ernest Umakhihe.
Umakhihe revealed that the inauguration was also for the 45th Regular Meeting of the National Council on Agriculture and Rural Development (NCARD), slated for Jos, Plateau State in September.
He explained that its purpose is to address critical issues affecting the development and management of the country’s agricultural sector.
He reiterated the importance of the agricultural sector, establishing how it affects lives as such deserves all attention for it to achieve food security.
“The council will play important roles towards enhancing the efforts of the present administration’s agenda of uplifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years and also meeting the expectations of the government and the general populace are high.
He charged the LOC to ensure that there is a seamless meeting of the council to track the implementations of the resolutions of last year’s Council meeting as one of the major priorities.
In his remarks, the Director, Planning and Policy Coordination Department, Ibrahim Bello, appreciated the permanent secretary for his support and contributions towards the inauguration of the committee while pledging that the committee would work assiduously to achieve its set objectives.