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Prospects of Great Green Wall initiative
BY MOSHOOD ISAH
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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