Determined to ensure success in it’s mandate in addressing the challenges of desertification, land degradation, drought, climate change, biodiversity loss, food security amongst others, in the 11 frontline states, the National Agency for Great Green Wall, NAGGW has held a validation workshop.
The workshop reviewed the National Strategic Action Plan (NSAP) developed in 2012 for the implementation of the Great Green Wall Programme (GGWP) in Nigeria.
A press release from NAGGW signed by Mrs. Sule Pauline, Head, Press and Public Relations, said the workshop drew representatives from relevant Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), State Ministries of Environment and Forestry and other related agencies as well as Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and development partners.
“In his opening address, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Environment, Mr. Abel Olumuyiwa Enitan stated that, the objective of the workshop was to validate proposed National Strategic Action Plan for 2021-2025 for the implementation of the GGW programme in the country.
“He stated that the old Plan was developed seven years ago hence the need to review in order to give considerations to emerging concerns.
“In his remark earlier, the Director General NAGGW, Dr. Bukar Hassan implore the participants to thoroughly interact and produce an action plan that would meet the need of the Agency in addressing the challenges of desertification, land degradation, drought, climate change, biodiversity loss, food security amongst others, in the 11 frontline states.”