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Group Tasks FG On Zero Hunger By 2030



The Executive Secretary of Human and Environment Development Agenda {HEDA}, Mr. Sulaimon Arigbabu, has urged various levels of governments in the country to work towards global target of zero hungry in 2030.

Speaking at Lagos State House of Assembly complex, when the group and some farmers’ representatives paid a courtesy visit to the Chairman, Agriculture committee, Hon. Rasheed Makinde, Arigbabu, appealed to the legislators to pass bills to support the global zero hungry campaign.

He said that the House has a critical role to play through their legislative activities for the nation not to lag behind the global set target of ending hungry in the world.

Arigbabu who handed a letter to the legislator noted that nearly a billion people worldwide goes to bed hungry every day.

He said,”  About three million children die annually in Nigeria due to malnutrition and Africa has the highest number of hungry people. Nigeria has been declared the world capital of poverty, these statistics we should reject by doing something meaningful and positive.

“Lagos State is the foremost state in Nigeria and the 5th largest economy in Africa, and in agriculture. Lagos State consumes up to 30 percent of food produced in the country and it has the capacity to build a robust Argo industry based economy and development that is inclusive and sustainable. So, we call on our parliamentarians to do something without delay.

“We want increase of Agric budget in Lagos State. We want Government to formulate and implement agricultural policy that promotes the inclusion of our women and youth, and empowers community to take part in decision making for agric sector.”

Makinde who received the letter on behalf of the House, commended the farmers, saying tat more resources are needed to be directed into agriculture.