Buhari approves 15 percent ecological fund

By Franca Ochigbo, Abuja

The National Agency for the Great Green Wall (NAGGW) with the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari is to access the 15 percent ecological and natural resource development fund for execution of its programmes and projects across the country.

The Director General/ CEO NAGGW Bukar Hassan disclosed this at the first stakeholders consultative forum of the National Alliance for Great Green Wall for the Sahara and Sahel Initiative with the theme ‘Transforming the Drylands of Nigeria’ programmes and implementation in Abuja.

According to him: “The National Agency for the Great Green Wall (NAGGW) has restated its commitment towards improving livelihood of over 20 million people by the year 2030. Within same period, about 22,500sqkm of degraded land in the dry region of the country will be rehabilitated.

“The agency is also engaged in Baseline Studies and Environmental Impact Assessment, Community Mobilisation, Sensitisation and Awareness Campaign;…

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