53% Nigerians affected by desertification –FG
The federal government has said about 53 per cent of the total population of Nigerians are grossly affected by desertification even as 40% of the land mass in the north was taken up by deserts.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Mrs. Nana Mede, disclosed this during a dinner held in Abuja with the State of Israel alongside the Ministry of Water Resources, to fashion out solutions to water and environmental challenges through collaborative efforts.
According to her, an effective management of the soil and efficient management of natural and ground resources would assist in overcoming the challenges posed by the environment to improve the agricultural potency of the north.
She said: “We have 53 per cent of Nigerians already being affected by the effects of desertification. If we are able to manage our soil and our lands very effectively, we will…
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