President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday inaugurated the National Food Security Council.
The inauguration took place inside the Council Chambers of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The council, chaired by the president himself, comprises as members the governors of Kebbi, Taraba, Plateau, Lagos, Ebonyi and Delta States.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari; the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, the Ministers of Agriculture and Rural Development; Finance; Interior; Industry, Trade and Investment; Water Resources; Environment; and Budget and National Planning are also members.
Others are the Chief of Defence Staff; the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria; the Directors-General of the Department of State Services and the National Intelligence Agency as well as the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service.
The council’s objectives include developing sustainable solutions to the farmers–herdsmen clashes; climate change and desertification and their impact on farmland; grazing areas and lakes, rivers and other water bodies; oil spillage and its impact on Niger Delta fishing communities; piracy and banditry; agricultural research institutions and extension services and the problem of smuggling