UN Set To Boost Food Security In Nigeria
As part of efforts towards providing a holistic approach to the problem of climate change and its effect on the environment as well as agriculture in the continent, the United Nation’s arm, Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security Assembly (EBAFOSA) has launched its arms in Nigeria.
This was sequel to the 2nd Africa Ecosystem Based Adaptation (EBA) for food security conference convened by the United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC), African Centre for Technology Studies and other partners.
At the Conference, 1200 delegates from all across Africa adopted the “Nairobi Action Agenda on Africa’s Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security” and the “Constitution of the Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security Assembly (EBAFOSA),” that established the EBAFOSA.
Speaking at the event in Lagos, Coordinator, Africa Regional Climate Change Programme and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) , Dr. Richard Munang , said that the programme was in conformity with article 16, which sets out the establishment of the EBAFOSA National Branches as well as article 13 that establishes the bureau within the rules of procedures of EBAFOSA.
He added that the Nigerian National EBAFOSA Branch has followed the constitution and its roles of procedures to establish the National Branch host as well as the National Bureau. He, however, said that the National Planning Commission (NPC), is the EBAFOSA host Secretariat of the National Branch.
He listed the Nigeria National Branch EBAFOSA executives to include, President: Mr. Oyesola James Oluwagbemiga; Vice President -Women: Ms. Igbine Lizzy Nneka; Vice President-Youth: Mr. Abbas AbdulRafiu; Rapporteur: Dr. John Didacus Njoku and branch host secretariat liaison: Dr. Faniran Sanjo. On the operation of the national branch.