The federal government has inaugurated the Presidential Committee on the Implementation of Nguru Ecological Intervention Programme.
Minister of Environment, Barr. Mohammed Abdullahi, who inaugurated the committee for the project in Abuja, said that all the stakeholders and royal fathers are requested for ecological funds for the afforestation of degraded land in order to mitigate climate change impacts within the Emirate.
He added that the land was cleared in 2017 through the intervention of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to enable implementation of the livelihood project called Rural Agriculture Re-modelled Project Strategies.
“Since the request is in conformity with the vision and developmental agenda of the present administration especially the attainment of the NDC and global emission reduction.
“The an inter-ministerial committee comprising relevant Ministries and Agencies be set up to consider this lofty request and come up with recommendations which must include but not limited to the modalities for its implementation and cost implications,” he stressed.
Abdullahi stated the Federal Government is committed to tackling climate change and environmental challenges, food security, as well as other socio-economic problems across the country while improving the general wellbeing of the people.
He, however, acknowledge the fact that, Government alone cannot do it, collaborative partnerships of all stakeholders including our Royal Fathers, are critical.
Abdullahi stated that the Committee inaugurated today is composed of seasoned professionals and bureaucrats that would produce results that would assist not only in the delivery on the assignment at hand but also in the achievement of the far-reaching Government policies on environment and climate change.
He commended the committee of being counted worthy to be part of the team, to collaborate and make contributions towards safeguarding our environment and enhancement of wellbeing of our citizens.
Abdullahi appreciated the concern and zeal of His Royal Highness, the Emir of Nguru to identify with our vision to make life better for the generality of our people through degraded lands restoration, mitigation of climate change impacts as well as improved livelihoods.
The Committee membership consists of the following, Federal Ministry of Environment represented by the Department of Forestry, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, National Agency for the Great Green Wall;
Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development; Federal Ministry of Water Resources; Agricultural and Rural and Management Training Institute.
Source: Blueprint Newspapers