President Muhammadu Buhari departs today for Senegal, where he is to attend the 2nd edition of the Dakar International Conference on Agriculture.

The trip comes after the President commissioned the 32-metric tons per-hour Lagos Rice Mill, one of the largest in the world, and Lekki Deal Sea Port, a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) venture, including the Federal and Lagos State governments and a private company, Tolaram.

The high-level summit, jointly convened by the government of Senegal and the African Development Bank, is being hosted by President Macky Sall of Senegal and the Chairperson of the African Union.  

The conference which is themed, “Feeding Africa: Food Sovereignty and Resilience”, seeks to create favourable conditions toward achieving food security in Africa, 

During the conference, there would also be side meetings to discuss agreements on the delivery of food and agricultural products in some countries, including Nigeria.

With Africa accounting for 249 million, or one-third of the world’s 828 million hungry people, the Summit, which will be attended by African Heads of State and Government, Finance and Agriculture Ministers, and several global development partners, is expected to make commitments to end hunger in Africa by 2030.

The President’s delegation is made up of Ministers and top government officials, including the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar; the National Security Adviser, Mohammed Babagana Monguno; and the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.

 

The post Dakar 2023: Buhari Attends International Conference on Agriculture first appeared on AgroNigeria.

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