Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh

Nigeria Targets 2030 To End Hunger

Teddy Nwanunobi, Abuja

Abuja (Sundiata Post) –  Nigeria on Wednesday, projected 13 years to end hunger amongst her citizens by launching a strategic plan and roadmap to achieve zero hunger by 2030.

Tagged: “Synthesis Report of the Nigeria Zero Hunger Strategic Review”, the plan articulates what Nigeria needs to do to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2) — one of the recently adopted global goals that seeks to “end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture” by 2030.

The 60-page home-developed document reflects Nigerians’ perspectives as to what steps need to be taken to win the battle against hunger and malnutrition.

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, who chaired the development of the Synthesis Report, said: “The report would support and encourage the government to implement the policies, strategies, plans, and programs that have been formulated over many years, and to do so with a focus on achieving Zero Hunger by 2030, if not earlier.”

To tap its rich agricultural potential, and lift over 13 million people from hunger, Nigeria in 2015 endorsed a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of efforts to achieve sustainable development in general.Former President Obasanjo said the launch of the Synthesis Report provided a framework that would “unlock the potential of our nation and emancipate our dear country from the shackles of hunger and poverty.”

Obasanjo noted that the establishment of the Nigeria Zero Hunger Forum,( based at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), would ensure that recommendations contained in the Synthesis Report and the individual sub-committee reports are implemented.

“We must do all we can so that this effort does not suffer the fate of previous endeavours,” he stressed.

The former President commended President Muhammadu Buhari for endorsing the Nigeria Zero Hunger Strategic Review.

He also lauded the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP),/ Ms. Ertharin Cousin, for funding and requesting that the review be conducted.

He equally gave special thanks to the African Development Bank (AfDB) for providing majority of the funds, which financed the Review.

The Director of Policy and Programme, World Food Programme, Mr. Stanlake Samkange, commended Nigeria for developing the strategic document.

Samkange emphasised that the Report was the first in West Africa, and would be a guide for other countries to emulate.

Reiterating that the task of ending hunger cannot be solved by a single organisation, Samkange lauded the collaborations of the different actors in the development of the Report.

The inauguration of the Synthesis Report will be backed with immediate implementation in four states of the federation (Benue, Ebonyi, Ogun and Sokoto), beginning this January.

In January 2019, eight more states will be added, and by January 2021, all 36 states of the federation plus Abuja will be included.

The Director General of the IITA, Dr. Nteranya Sanginga, said that the Synthesis Report was a departure from other previous reports in the sense that it would be backed by immediate actions.

According to him, IITA would continue to support states with relevant technologies cutting across crops such as cassava, maize, cowpea, yam, soybean, banana and plantain among others.

The launch of the Synthesis Report received commendations from the Minister of Health, federal legislatures, state governments, United Nations agencies, the African Development Bank and the private sector among others.

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