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FG Is Committed To Food Security In Nigeria – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has stressed the commitment of the federal government to attaining food security.

President Muhammadu Buhari has stressed the commitment of the federal government to attaining food security.

The president said this yesterday in New York, at the Food Systems Summit, which was part of the high-level meetings of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

According to him, Nigeria had developed a food system-focused development agenda that prioritises healthy diets and affordable nutrition, inclusive, efficient, resilient, and sustainable, which will contribute to rebuilding our economy, creating jobs and spurring growth across sectors while sustaining our ecosystems.

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A statement issued by the President’s Media Adviser, Femi Adesina, quoted the Nigerian leader as saying the plan was the outcome of a wide range of stakeholder engagement geared towards a better understanding of their food systems, experiences and needs.

According to President Buhari, “following the recommendations from the dialogues and our plan to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty within a decade, Nigeria is committed to: investing in food security and nutrition knowledge dissemination, skills development, and information management systems to enhance agricultural productivity; building sustainable, responsive, and inclusive food systems; enhancing the productivity of smallholder farmers and empowering women and youths for greater access to food production; while strengthening climate mitigation strategies and conflict early warning systems that will reduce the many stresses and shocks to our food systems.”

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FG Is Committed To Food Security In Nigeria – Buhari

The president commended the initiative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for convening the Summit, calling it, “a bold step towards achieving the 2030 global development Agenda at a time COVID-19 pandemic and its attendant consequences are threatening progress.”

He stressed that as Nigeria works, “to transform our food systems and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda, we hope to learn from, and collaborate with the Member States that have grappled or are grappling with food systems concerns similar to ours.”

The president further said: “We especially support the emerging coalitions of actions and sustainable food systems.”

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Two newborn babies dumped by unknown mothers in Ebonyi

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The Police Command in Ebonyi State has confirmed the death of two newborn babies, dumped by unknown persons at different locations.

The Command’s Gender Desk Officer, DSP Loveth Okworogbuanya, while visiting one of the crime scenes in Abakaliki told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the dumped babies were boys.

She said that the first baby was found at Kpirikpiri Ogbaga Road and the second baby was at Ogbe Hausa, both in Abakaliki metropolis.

“This morning, I received a phone call from Mrs Grace Chima, Chairperson of the International Federation of Women Lawyers, Ebonyi Chapter, that a baby was dumped.

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Two newborn babies dumped by unknown mothers in Ebonyi

“At the first scene, people told us that a man riding a motorcycle dropped a sack containing a carton at about 12:00 midnight.

“One of the babies was clothed, covered with a mackintosh, and abandoned inside a carton.

“We believe that the babies were delivered yesterday and while we were at the first scene, another information got to us that another baby was abandoned elsewhere.

“Officials of the Ministry of Environment, Women Affairs and Social Development, as well as the police, evacuated the bodies and took them to the cemetery for burial,” she added.

Okworogbuanya described the act as “pure murder and wickedness“.

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She added that investigation was ongoing to unravel the suspects and the perpetrators will be arrested.

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Scam Alert: NNPC disclaims fake 50th anniversary quiz contest

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Tuesday disowned a fake quiz competition trending online which claimed to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, NNPC, Malam Garba Muhammad, made this known in a statement.

“In the purported quiz contest, unsuspecting participants are encouraged to answer four questions on their knowledge of the Corporation, with the eventual winner standing the chance of winning some cash reward of up to N30,000,” he alerted.

According to Muhammad, the NNPC wishes to state categorically that it has nothing to do with the purported 50th anniversary quiz contest.

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Lagos traffic: Former Gov Fayose rides on okada [PHOTOS]

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Former Governor Ago Fayose of Ekiti State, on Tuesday, left his car to commute on a commercial motorcycle, popularly known as Okada, in Ikeja, the Lagos State capital.

Fayose took the decision as a result of the hectic Lagos road traffic, which he said is no respecter of anybody.

In a post on his social media handle, the former Governor was seen on the motorcycle with his security aide sitting behind him.

Taking the bike, according to Fayose, became necessary to prevent missing his flight.

“Lagos traffic is no respecter of anyone. I had to take Okada in Ikeja to avoid missing my flight,” he said in the post.

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Lagos traffic: Former Gov Fayose rides on okada

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