The Great Green Wall Programme imple­mentation Unit (GGW/PIU) in Nigeria

DESERTIFICATION

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Prospects of Great Green Wall initiative

BY MOSHOOD ISAH

EXCERPT

Great Green Wall : Workers water the Widu tree nursery in Senegal Louga region in 2012 - http://i.guim.co.uk/static/w-620/h--/q-95/sys-images/Environment/Pix/columnists/2012/7/12/1342102638249/Great-Green-Wall---Worker-008.jpg Great Green Wall : Workers water the Widu tree nursery in Senegal Louga region in 2012 – http://i.guim.co.uk/static/w-620/h–/q-95/sys-images/Environment/Pix/columnists/2012/7/12/1342102638249/Great-Green-Wall—Worker-008.jpg

In a bid to further improve Agriculture and increase envi­ronmental sustainability, Presi­dent Goodluck Jonathan has ap­proved the upgrade of the Great Green Wall Programme imple­mentation Unit (GGW/PIU) to become an independent agency. The GGW/PIU now known as National Agency on Great Green Wall (NAGGW) was endorsed by the administration to urgently and holistically address the chal­lenges bedevilling desertification in the Northern parts of Nigeria.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Agency, Alhaji Goni Ahmed, who disclosed the new develop­ment, added that the President saw the need to upgrade the unit because of his belief and passion in environmental protection.

Interestingly some develop­ment partners have shown inter­est in the project with World Bank leading the pack. A leader of World…

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