Desertification, drought, soils, lack of food and grazing lands, conflicts in Nigeria

DESERTIFICATION

53% Nigerians affected by desertification –FG

by NigerianNation

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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About Dr. B. A. USMAN

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I'm currently the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, Nigeria. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I'm a practicing Veterinarian & Strong Advocate of #SDGs most especially #SDGs 1, 2, 4 & 5 I founded Sril Group Ltd.
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