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  •  The Minister of Environment Mr Mohammed Abdullahi says that the work plan for the implementation of the Agro Climatic Resilience in Semi Arid Landscapes ACReSAL project will cost 472 8 million dollars Abdullahi disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on the sidelines of the ACReSAL Technical Committee Workshop in Lagos He said that the national steering committee comprising the Ministries of Environment Agriculture and Water Resources have considered the report of the technical committee on the ACReSAL project Today we considered the report of the technical committee which is essentially the work plan and action plan that will now govern implementation across the 19 states and the FCT In the spirit of transparency and in terms of World Bank protocol we are going to tell you clearly the total cost of the work plan which is about 472 870 000 dollars That is the total cost of the work plan to be implemented across the 19 States and the FCT together with some Federal Government agencies involved in some components of the project This is a six year programme and we are going to start implementation as soon as we have the go ahead from the World Bank Abdullahi said He said that the bank would also review the plan It is possible that we stay within this threshold or it will go lower that depends on the input from the World Bank Abdullahi said The minister urged the states to build institutional synergy among the various ministries involved in the project for the overall sustainability of the ACReSAL project He added that the essence of the project was for efficient land management environmental sustainability and improvement on the wetlands He appealed for deliberate efforts from all stakeholders to ensure its success adding that ACReSAL had no political party NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Agro-climatic work plan to cost FG 2.8m — Minister
     The Minister of Environment Mr Mohammed Abdullahi says that the work plan for the implementation of the Agro Climatic Resilience in Semi Arid Landscapes ACReSAL project will cost 472 8 million dollars Abdullahi disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on the sidelines of the ACReSAL Technical Committee Workshop in Lagos He said that the national steering committee comprising the Ministries of Environment Agriculture and Water Resources have considered the report of the technical committee on the ACReSAL project Today we considered the report of the technical committee which is essentially the work plan and action plan that will now govern implementation across the 19 states and the FCT In the spirit of transparency and in terms of World Bank protocol we are going to tell you clearly the total cost of the work plan which is about 472 870 000 dollars That is the total cost of the work plan to be implemented across the 19 States and the FCT together with some Federal Government agencies involved in some components of the project This is a six year programme and we are going to start implementation as soon as we have the go ahead from the World Bank Abdullahi said He said that the bank would also review the plan It is possible that we stay within this threshold or it will go lower that depends on the input from the World Bank Abdullahi said The minister urged the states to build institutional synergy among the various ministries involved in the project for the overall sustainability of the ACReSAL project He added that the essence of the project was for efficient land management environmental sustainability and improvement on the wetlands He appealed for deliberate efforts from all stakeholders to ensure its success adding that ACReSAL had no political party NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Agro-climatic work plan to cost FG 2.8m — Minister
    Environment4 months ago

    Agro-climatic work plan to cost FG $472.8m — Minister

    The Minister of Environment, Mr Mohammed Abdullahi, says that the work plan for the implementation of the Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi- Arid Landscapes (ACReSAL) project will cost $472. 8 million dollars.

    Abdullahi disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on the sidelines of the ACReSAL Technical Committee Workshop in Lagos.

    He said that the national steering committee, comprising the Ministries of Environment, Agriculture and Water Resources have considered the report of the technical committee on the ACReSAL project.

    “Today, we considered the report of the technical committee, which is essentially the work plan and action plan that will now govern implementation across the 19 states and the FCT.

    “In the spirit of transparency, and in terms of World Bank protocol, we are going to tell you clearly the total cost of the work plan, which is about 472,870,000 dollars.

    “That is the total cost of the work plan to be implemented across the 19 States and the FCT, together with some Federal Government agencies involved in some components of the project.

    “This is a six year programme and we are going to start implementation as soon as we have the go ahead from the World Bank,” Abdullahi said.

    He said that the bank would also review the plan.

    “It is possible that we stay within this threshold or it will go lower; that depends on the input from the World Bank,” Abdullahi said.

    The minister urged the states to build institutional synergy among the various ministries involved in the project for the overall sustainability of the ACReSAL project.

    He added that the essence of the project was for efficient land management, environmental sustainability and improvement on the wetlands.

    He appealed for deliberate efforts from all stakeholders to ensure its success, adding that ACReSAL had no political party.

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    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Federal Government has adopted innovative approach including carbon tax to fund the mitigation of the impact of climate change in the country The Director General National Council on Climate Change Dr Salisu Dahiru disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos Dahiru spoke to NAN on the sidelines of a technical workshop on Agro Climate Resilience in Semi Arid Landscapes ACReSAL project Dahiru said that President Muhammadu Buhari in creating the council adopted an innovative approach because the council is going to be the main vehicle that would drive his climate change policy and agenda So he decided to adopt an innovative approach that will provide sufficient funding and in a timely manner This is to ensure that the council is able to operate function and discharge responsibilities with little hindrance So two things are associated with the funding the major funding source will be the budget But within the Act establishing the council there is going to be the introduction of Carbon Tax Dahiru said The DG said that carbon tax was done all over the world because of the grave existential threat of climate change If we do not deal with climate change climate change will deal with all of us So this carbon tax will have to come in because that s the only way that we can clean up our environment and refresh the air Dahiru said He said that there would be the establishment of a climate change fund where the government the private sector and development partners would make contributions Dahiru said that another way the council hoped to raise fund was through the establishment of a Redd Plus registry We can demonstrate through the Redd Plus programme which is called reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation If we show that we are no longer cutting down the forests that we are conserving the forest then we will be eligible to be paid carbon credits This is calculated based on how much emissions we have prevented from going to the atmosphere as a result of conserving the forest that will also be fed into the funding of the activities of the council And then we will also have this support from the International Organization for climate change He said we are able to do clean projects projects that will add to our ability to fulfill our obligations under the nationally determined contributions to climate change mitigation in the world Then development partners under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC will provide additional support to the country Dahiru said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG adopts innovative approach to fund climate change mitigation—DG
     The Federal Government has adopted innovative approach including carbon tax to fund the mitigation of the impact of climate change in the country The Director General National Council on Climate Change Dr Salisu Dahiru disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos Dahiru spoke to NAN on the sidelines of a technical workshop on Agro Climate Resilience in Semi Arid Landscapes ACReSAL project Dahiru said that President Muhammadu Buhari in creating the council adopted an innovative approach because the council is going to be the main vehicle that would drive his climate change policy and agenda So he decided to adopt an innovative approach that will provide sufficient funding and in a timely manner This is to ensure that the council is able to operate function and discharge responsibilities with little hindrance So two things are associated with the funding the major funding source will be the budget But within the Act establishing the council there is going to be the introduction of Carbon Tax Dahiru said The DG said that carbon tax was done all over the world because of the grave existential threat of climate change If we do not deal with climate change climate change will deal with all of us So this carbon tax will have to come in because that s the only way that we can clean up our environment and refresh the air Dahiru said He said that there would be the establishment of a climate change fund where the government the private sector and development partners would make contributions Dahiru said that another way the council hoped to raise fund was through the establishment of a Redd Plus registry We can demonstrate through the Redd Plus programme which is called reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation If we show that we are no longer cutting down the forests that we are conserving the forest then we will be eligible to be paid carbon credits This is calculated based on how much emissions we have prevented from going to the atmosphere as a result of conserving the forest that will also be fed into the funding of the activities of the council And then we will also have this support from the International Organization for climate change He said we are able to do clean projects projects that will add to our ability to fulfill our obligations under the nationally determined contributions to climate change mitigation in the world Then development partners under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC will provide additional support to the country Dahiru said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG adopts innovative approach to fund climate change mitigation—DG
    Environment4 months ago

    FG adopts innovative approach to fund climate change mitigation—DG

    The Federal Government has adopted innovative approach, including carbon tax, to fund the mitigation of the impact of climate change in the country.  

    The Director-General, National Council on Climate Change, Dr Salisu Dahiru, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.  

    Dahiru spoke to NAN on the sidelines of a technical workshop on Agro Climate Resilience in Semi Arid Landscapes (ACReSAL) project.  

    Dahiru said that President Muhammadu Buhari,  in creating the council,  adopted an innovative approach because the council is going to be the main vehicle that would drive his climate change policy and agenda.  

    “So he decided to adopt an innovative approach that will provide sufficient funding and in a timely manner.  

    “This is to ensure that the council is able to operate, function and discharge responsibilities with little hindrance.  

    “So two things are associated with the funding; the major funding source will be the budget.  

    “But within the Act establishing the council, there is going to be the introduction of Carbon Tax,” Dahiru said.  

    The DG said that carbon tax was done all over the world because of the grave existential threat of climate change.  

    “If we do not deal with climate change, climate change will deal with all of us.  

    “So this carbon tax will have to come in because that’s the only way that we can clean up our environment and refresh the air,” Dahiru said.  

    He said that there would be the establishment of a climate change fund, where the government, the private sector and development partners would make contributions.  

    Dahiru said that another way the council hoped to raise fund was through the establishment of a Redd Plus registry.  

    “We can demonstrate through the Redd Plus programme, which is called reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation,   “If we show that we are no longer cutting down the forests, that we are conserving the forest, then, we will be eligible to be paid carbon credits.  

    “This is calculated based on how much emissions we have prevented from going to the atmosphere as a result of conserving the forest that will also be fed into the funding of the activities of the council.  

    “And then we will also have this support from the International Organization for climate change.  

    He said “we are able to do clean projects; projects that will add to our ability to fulfill our obligations under the nationally determined contributions to climate change mitigation in the world”.  

    “Then development partners under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will provide additional support to the country,” Dahiru said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Federal Government says that the Agro Climatic Resilience in Semi Arid Landscapes ACreSAL project is critical to lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty Mr Mohammed Abdullahi the Honourable Minister for Environment said this at the ACreSAL technical workshop on Monday in Lagos The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the workshop is organised for the Ministries of Environment Agriculture and Water Resources in conjunction with the World Bank The ACReSAL Project is one of the central components in President Muhammadu Buhari s strategy of ensuring environmental sustainability And improving community livelihoods toward lifting 100 million people out of poverty Abdullahi said He said that his passion for the ACReSAL project exposed him to further understand the environment portfolio and its link with the broader society I am also very passionate about ACReSAL It is the first project that heralds my assumption of duties when Mr President redeployed me to the Federal Ministry of Environment I saw the political will and desire of the three ministries in ensuring that targets are meant Abdullahi said According to him ACReSAL is all about sustainable land management He said that the ministry was deliberate in inviting stakeholders from the National Parks Service and the Great Green Wall Agency to engage with the World Bank to ensure the success of the project The minister urged the Project Management Units PMUs from the different states to be diplomatically independent in their relationship with their state governors He added that the ACReSAL project had the mandate to ensure land restoration wetlands cultivation for the improvement of the land to make them fit for cultivation He added that the ACReSAL would strengthen Nigeria s long term enabling environment for an integrated climate resilient landscape I am here to motivate and energise you And also to encourage you to deliberate on the Draft Annual Work plan prepared by the various PMUs and clears same for onward transmission to the steering committee for approval This is the much needed step that will kick start disbursement of funds by the World Bank for implementation activities to begin Abdullahi said He expressed gratitude to Dr Joy Agene and her team from the World Bank on their efforts toward the full implementation of the ACReSAL project NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ACReSAL critical to lifting 100m Nigerians out of poverty – FG
     The Federal Government says that the Agro Climatic Resilience in Semi Arid Landscapes ACreSAL project is critical to lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty Mr Mohammed Abdullahi the Honourable Minister for Environment said this at the ACreSAL technical workshop on Monday in Lagos The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the workshop is organised for the Ministries of Environment Agriculture and Water Resources in conjunction with the World Bank The ACReSAL Project is one of the central components in President Muhammadu Buhari s strategy of ensuring environmental sustainability And improving community livelihoods toward lifting 100 million people out of poverty Abdullahi said He said that his passion for the ACReSAL project exposed him to further understand the environment portfolio and its link with the broader society I am also very passionate about ACReSAL It is the first project that heralds my assumption of duties when Mr President redeployed me to the Federal Ministry of Environment I saw the political will and desire of the three ministries in ensuring that targets are meant Abdullahi said According to him ACReSAL is all about sustainable land management He said that the ministry was deliberate in inviting stakeholders from the National Parks Service and the Great Green Wall Agency to engage with the World Bank to ensure the success of the project The minister urged the Project Management Units PMUs from the different states to be diplomatically independent in their relationship with their state governors He added that the ACReSAL project had the mandate to ensure land restoration wetlands cultivation for the improvement of the land to make them fit for cultivation He added that the ACReSAL would strengthen Nigeria s long term enabling environment for an integrated climate resilient landscape I am here to motivate and energise you And also to encourage you to deliberate on the Draft Annual Work plan prepared by the various PMUs and clears same for onward transmission to the steering committee for approval This is the much needed step that will kick start disbursement of funds by the World Bank for implementation activities to begin Abdullahi said He expressed gratitude to Dr Joy Agene and her team from the World Bank on their efforts toward the full implementation of the ACReSAL project NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ACReSAL critical to lifting 100m Nigerians out of poverty – FG
    Environment4 months ago

    ACReSAL critical to lifting 100m Nigerians out of poverty – FG

    The Federal Government says that the Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes (ACreSAL) project is critical to lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.

    Mr Mohammed Abdullahi, the Honourable Minister for Environment, said this at the ACreSAL technical workshop on Monday in Lagos.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the workshop is organised for the Ministries of Environment, Agriculture and Water Resources in conjunction with the World Bank. “The ACReSAL Project is one of the central components in President Muhammadu Buhari’s strategy of ensuring environmental sustainability.

    “And improving community livelihoods toward lifting 100 million people out of poverty,” Abdullahi said.

    He said that his passion for the ACReSAL project exposed him to further understand the environment portfolio and its link with the broader society.

    “I am also very passionate about ACReSAL.

    “It is the first project that heralds my assumption of duties when Mr President redeployed me to the Federal Ministry of Environment.

    “I saw the political will and desire of the three ministries in ensuring that targets are meant,” Abdullahi said.

    According to him, ACReSAL is all about sustainable land management.

    He said that the ministry was deliberate in inviting stakeholders from the National Parks Service and the Great Green Wall Agency to engage with the World Bank to ensure the success of the project.

    The minister urged the Project Management Units (PMUs) from the different states to be ‘diplomatically independent’ in their relationship with their state governors.

    He added that the ACReSAL project had the mandate to ensure land restoration, wetlands cultivation for the improvement of the land to make them fit for cultivation.

    He added that the ACReSAL would strengthen Nigeria’s long-term enabling environment for an integrated climate-resilient landscape.

    “I am here to motivate and energise you.

    “And also to encourage you to deliberate on the Draft Annual Work plan prepared by the various PMUs and clears same for onward transmission to the steering committee for approval.

    “This is the much-needed step that will kick start disbursement of funds by the World Bank for implementation activities to begin,” Abdullahi said.

    He expressed gratitude to Dr Joy Agene and her team from the World Bank on their efforts toward the full implementation of the ACReSAL project.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Agro Climatic Resilience Semi Arid Landscapes team ACReSAL in Kwara has called for the enhancement and sustainability of agricultural and reafforestation activities in Lafiagi Edu Local Government Area of the state and its environs Mrs Okanlawon Taiwo the Communications Officer of ACReSAL made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Ilorin Taiwo said that the call was necessary in order to promote the eco growth and development for sustainable value and socio economic potentialities in the communities She said that the state Project Coordinator Mr Zubair Oloruntoyin in company of the Kwara Senior Special Adviser on Water Resources Mr Shehu Usman said this in Lafiagi during an assessment tour Oloruntoyin stressed that with the awareness of the negative effects of desert encroachment global warming and deliberate deforestation causing havoc on the community ACReSAL Project leveraged on its multi sectorial outlook This is by harmonising the concepts of environment water and agricultural remedies to mitigation of land depredations to proffer sustainability and effectiveness to applied interventions Engr Tunde talked on the extent of the Egua water flow in the area that the project tagged with water sheds will prompt the need to identify the watersheds she said She added that it also involved the devastating effects on the community and considered possible solutions to mitigating same coupled with appropriate investments on the recovered areas The engineer emphasised that it will enhance land reclamation investment on the redeemed land thereby improve the living standards of the people through creation of job opportunities food security and other social amenities He explained that the extent of the proposed irrigation scheme will be dependent on the needs assessments based on its intended purposes which could be for agriculture domestic and industrial uses Oloruntoyin affirmed that Lafiagi community is blessed with enough farm land water and land resources which could generate more economic values for the state He lauded Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq s administration for keying into the multi sectorial project for the benefit of state making Lafiagi community one of the beneficiaries of the project Taiwo also said that the Emir of Lafiagi Alhaji Mohammed Kudu Kawu appreciated the team for the assessment visit and emphasised the need for farm irrigation securing the river banks as well as harnessing their water for irrigation purposes He said that planting of economical trees as well as other major issues beg for adequate attention in the community The Emir said that the community has so much passion for economic development so it focus more on planting of economical trees other resourceful plants and making sure that the environmental proceedings are observed He appreciated the state government and the agency for coming to their aid for prompt intervention in addressing the environmental challenges in community NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Group urges sustainable agricultural development in Kwara
     The Agro Climatic Resilience Semi Arid Landscapes team ACReSAL in Kwara has called for the enhancement and sustainability of agricultural and reafforestation activities in Lafiagi Edu Local Government Area of the state and its environs Mrs Okanlawon Taiwo the Communications Officer of ACReSAL made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Ilorin Taiwo said that the call was necessary in order to promote the eco growth and development for sustainable value and socio economic potentialities in the communities She said that the state Project Coordinator Mr Zubair Oloruntoyin in company of the Kwara Senior Special Adviser on Water Resources Mr Shehu Usman said this in Lafiagi during an assessment tour Oloruntoyin stressed that with the awareness of the negative effects of desert encroachment global warming and deliberate deforestation causing havoc on the community ACReSAL Project leveraged on its multi sectorial outlook This is by harmonising the concepts of environment water and agricultural remedies to mitigation of land depredations to proffer sustainability and effectiveness to applied interventions Engr Tunde talked on the extent of the Egua water flow in the area that the project tagged with water sheds will prompt the need to identify the watersheds she said She added that it also involved the devastating effects on the community and considered possible solutions to mitigating same coupled with appropriate investments on the recovered areas The engineer emphasised that it will enhance land reclamation investment on the redeemed land thereby improve the living standards of the people through creation of job opportunities food security and other social amenities He explained that the extent of the proposed irrigation scheme will be dependent on the needs assessments based on its intended purposes which could be for agriculture domestic and industrial uses Oloruntoyin affirmed that Lafiagi community is blessed with enough farm land water and land resources which could generate more economic values for the state He lauded Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq s administration for keying into the multi sectorial project for the benefit of state making Lafiagi community one of the beneficiaries of the project Taiwo also said that the Emir of Lafiagi Alhaji Mohammed Kudu Kawu appreciated the team for the assessment visit and emphasised the need for farm irrigation securing the river banks as well as harnessing their water for irrigation purposes He said that planting of economical trees as well as other major issues beg for adequate attention in the community The Emir said that the community has so much passion for economic development so it focus more on planting of economical trees other resourceful plants and making sure that the environmental proceedings are observed He appreciated the state government and the agency for coming to their aid for prompt intervention in addressing the environmental challenges in community NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Group urges sustainable agricultural development in Kwara
    General news4 months ago

    Group urges sustainable agricultural development in Kwara

    The Agro-Climatic Resilience Semi-Arid Landscapes team (ACReSAL) in Kwara has called for the enhancement and sustainability of agricultural and reafforestation activities in Lafiagi, Edu Local Government Area of the state, and its environs.

    Mrs Okanlawon Taiwo, the Communications Officer of ACReSAL, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Ilorin.

    Taiwo said that the call was necessary in order to promote the eco growth and development for sustainable value and socio-economic potentialities in the communities.

    She said that the state Project Coordinator, Mr Zubair Oloruntoyin, in company of the Kwara Senior Special Adviser on Water Resources, Mr Shehu Usman, said this in Lafiagi during an assessment tour.

    “Oloruntoyin stressed that with the awareness of the negative effects of desert encroachment, global warming and deliberate deforestation causing havoc on the community, ACReSAL Project leveraged on its multi sectorial outlook.

    “This is by harmonising the concepts of environment, water and agricultural remedies to mitigation of land depredations to proffer sustainability and effectiveness to applied interventions.

    “Engr.

    Tunde talked on the extent of the Egua water flow in the area, that the project tagged with water sheds will prompt the need to identify the watersheds,” she said.

    She added that it also involved the devastating effects on the community and considered possible solutions to mitigating same, coupled with appropriate investments on the recovered areas.

    “The engineer emphasised that it will enhance land reclamation, investment on the redeemed land, thereby improve the living standards of the people through creation of job opportunities, food security and other social amenities.

    “He explained that the extent of the proposed irrigation scheme will be dependent on the needs assessments, based on its intended purposes which could be for agriculture, domestic and industrial uses.” Oloruntoyin affirmed that Lafiagi community is blessed with enough farm land, water and land resources which could generate more economic values for the state.

    He lauded Gov.

    AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s administration for keying into the multi-sectorial project for the benefit of state, making Lafiagi community one of the beneficiaries of the project.

    Taiwo also said that the Emir of Lafiagi, Alhaji Mohammed Kudu Kawu, appreciated the team for the assessment visit and emphasised the need for farm irrigation, securing the river banks, as well as harnessing their water for irrigation purposes.

    He said that planting of economical trees as well as other major issues beg for adequate attention in the community.

    The Emir said that the community has so much passion for economic development, so it focus more on planting of economical trees, other resourceful plants and making sure that the environmental proceedings are observed.

    He appreciated the state government and the agency for coming to their aid, for prompt intervention in addressing the environmental challenges in community.

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    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Agro Climatic Resilience Semi Arid Landscapes team ACReSAL in Kwara has called for improved agricultural activities in Edu Local Government Area of the state to promote eco growth and sustainable development The State Project Coordinator Mr Zubair Oloruntoyin made the call in Lafiagi during the team s assessment tour with the Senior Special Adviser on Water Resources Mr Ndanusa Usman to the community He said this was due to the awareness on the negative effects of desert encroachment global warming and deliberate deforestation causing havoc on the community The ACReSAL project leveraging on its multi sectoral outlook of harmonising the concepts of environment water and agricultural remedies to mitigation of land depredations would proffer sustainability and effective solutions to applied interventions he said On the level of the Egua water flow in the area Zubair said the project tagged with water sheds will prompt the need to identify the watersheds as well as their devastating effects on the community This will enhance land reclamation and investment on the redeemed land thereby improving on the living standards of the people through creation of job opportunities food security and other social amenities for the people of the community The extent of the proposed irrigation scheme will be dependent on the needs assessments based on its intended purposes which could be for agriculture domestic or and industrial uses the project coordinator said The Emir of Lafiagi His Royal Highness Alhaji Mohammed Kudu Kawu appreciated the team for the assessment visit He emphasised the need for farm irrigation securing the river banks harnessing their waters for irrigation purposes planting of economic trees and other major issues begging for adequate attention in the community The traditional ruler stated that the community has so much passion for economic development hence the focus on the planting of economical trees and other resourceful plants He also appreciated the state government and the agency for coming to their aid for prompt intervention in addressing the environmental challenges in community NAN NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Group profers solution for Kwara community on eco growth, industrial development
     The Agro Climatic Resilience Semi Arid Landscapes team ACReSAL in Kwara has called for improved agricultural activities in Edu Local Government Area of the state to promote eco growth and sustainable development The State Project Coordinator Mr Zubair Oloruntoyin made the call in Lafiagi during the team s assessment tour with the Senior Special Adviser on Water Resources Mr Ndanusa Usman to the community He said this was due to the awareness on the negative effects of desert encroachment global warming and deliberate deforestation causing havoc on the community The ACReSAL project leveraging on its multi sectoral outlook of harmonising the concepts of environment water and agricultural remedies to mitigation of land depredations would proffer sustainability and effective solutions to applied interventions he said On the level of the Egua water flow in the area Zubair said the project tagged with water sheds will prompt the need to identify the watersheds as well as their devastating effects on the community This will enhance land reclamation and investment on the redeemed land thereby improving on the living standards of the people through creation of job opportunities food security and other social amenities for the people of the community The extent of the proposed irrigation scheme will be dependent on the needs assessments based on its intended purposes which could be for agriculture domestic or and industrial uses the project coordinator said The Emir of Lafiagi His Royal Highness Alhaji Mohammed Kudu Kawu appreciated the team for the assessment visit He emphasised the need for farm irrigation securing the river banks harnessing their waters for irrigation purposes planting of economic trees and other major issues begging for adequate attention in the community The traditional ruler stated that the community has so much passion for economic development hence the focus on the planting of economical trees and other resourceful plants He also appreciated the state government and the agency for coming to their aid for prompt intervention in addressing the environmental challenges in community NAN NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Group profers solution for Kwara community on eco growth, industrial development
    Environment5 months ago

    Group profers solution for Kwara community on eco growth, industrial development

    The Agro-Climatic Resilience Semi-Arid Landscapes team (ACReSAL) in Kwara has called for improved agricultural activities in Edu Local Government Area of the state to promote eco growth and sustainable development.The State Project Coordinator, Mr Zubair Oloruntoyin, made the call in Lafiagi during the team’s assessment tour with the Senior Special Adviser on Water Resources, Mr Ndanusa Usman, to the community.He said this was due to the awareness on the negative effects of desert encroachment, global warming and deliberate deforestation causing havoc on the community.”The ACReSAL project leveraging on its multi sectoral outlook of harmonising the concepts of environment, water and agricultural remedies to mitigation of land depredations would proffer sustainability and effective solutions to applied interventions,” he said.On the level of the Egua water flow in the area, Zubair said the project tagged with water sheds, will prompt the need to identify the watersheds as well as their devastating effects on the community.”This will enhance land reclamation and investment on the redeemed land thereby improving on the living standards of the people through creation of job opportunities, food security and other social amenities for the people of the community.”The extent of the proposed irrigation scheme will be dependent on the needs assessments based on its intended purposes which could be for agriculture, domestic or/and industrial uses,” the project coordinator said.The Emir of Lafiagi, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Mohammed Kudu Kawu, appreciated the team for the assessment visit.He emphasised the need for farm irrigation, securing the river banks, harnessing their waters for irrigation purposes, planting of economic trees and other major issues begging for adequate attention in the community.The traditional ruler stated that the community has so much passion for economic development, hence the focus on the planting of economical trees and other resourceful plants.He also appreciated the state government and the agency for coming to their aid for prompt intervention in addressing the environmental challenges in community. (NAN)NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged the sum of 550 000 dollars as Nigeria s contribution to the building of the Great Green Wall Secretariat The president made the pledge on Thursday at the 8th Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of Pan African Agency of the Great Green Wall PAGGW at the State House Banquet Hall Abuja Buhari represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said African countries must continue to explore various measures to combat climate change and desertification while addressing food insecurity and poverty across the continent Nigeria is part of the African Union s Great Green Wall initiative which aims to restore the continent s degraded landscapes and transform millions of lives while boosting food security and strengthening climate resilience I have in my capacity as the President of the Conference of Heads of States and Government of Member States directed the Minister of Finance of Nigeria to lead the initiative to access the funds pledged by our partners under the Great Green Wall Accelerator The minister will take appropriate steps in line with the understanding we had at the Abidjan side meeting held on May 9 Having also fulfilled the payment of our outstanding contribution of about 654 291 dollars I am also glad to pledge the sum of 550 000 dollars as our contribution to the building of the Great Green Wall Secretariat I call on other member countries to follow suit by contributing towards the building of a befitting office for the PAGGW he said The president stated that he had directed the Federal Ministry of Environment to coordinate the release of some vehicles for the use of PAGGW secretariat and allied agencies Buhari said Nigeria planned to attain net zero by 2060 as its energy transition plan also focused on how to creatively transit to net zero emissions increase access to power high agricultural and industrial output It is important to emphasise that for Africa mitigation and adaptation methods for climate change must be mindful of the fact that Africa is confronted with twin challenges The ravages of climate change but perhaps more importantly the existential problem of extreme poverty must be addressed We must take every opportunity and especially at meetings like this to remind ourselves as African leaders and our development friends of what the great green wall initiative is and what it is not the president said Buhari said that while the original vision was to create a wall of trees against desertification in the Sahel the horn and across North Africa the great green wall had a more ambitious reach According to him the initiative is now a variety of sustainable land use practices designed to combat climate change and desertification and to address food insecurity and poverty He further stated Nigeria believes that protecting our planet its biodiversity and climate are essential to our collective survival The impact of climate change is upon us all over the continent drought and desertification increasing conflicts over pasture and water food insecurity loss of livelihood and youth migration among others He said the receding Lake Chad due to the effects of climate change must be addressed urgently to avoid loss or great reduction in fishing dry season farming and all other associated value chain benefits Buhari highlighted steps taken by the Nigerian government in this regard including the recently signed Nigeria Agro Climatic Resilience in Semi Arid Landscapes ACReSAL Project with the World Bank The president commended the current initiatives by the international technical and financial partners for pledging financial resources to support the implementation of the great green wall initiative He called for financing to help preserve African rain forests which he said absorbed no less than 1 5 billion tonnes of C02 yearly The president also said This is more than the Amazon or any other region s rain forests Financing is needed to help preserve these vital carbon sinks because without viable alternative energy sources much of the local population still depends on burning firewood for cooking and heating So there is a need to provide sustainable energy alternatives and to compensate regional governments who in the interest of maintaining these carbon sinks for us all have to forgo deforestation for agriculture or industrialisation Buhari further stated that the Decennial Priority Investment Plan DPIP 2021 2030 was an important pillar of the overall great green wall project The plan is hinged on sustainable land management actions that emphasise ecosystem restoration recovery and conservation of land and biodiversity socio economic development activities adaptation and resilience to climate change The early disbursement of the pledged resources without stringent conditionalities would indeed see the transformation of our degraded ecosystems he added Earlier in his remarks Minister of Environment Mohammed Abdullahi said the financial pledges and commitments led to the establishment of the great green wall accelerator a multi stakeholder platform to actualise the actions of the great green wall initiatives Buhari afterwards inaugurated the 2022 Tree Planting Campaign and called on State Governments to replicate the same so that Nigeria could meet its pledge of planting 25 million trees in the next two years NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria pledges 0,000 contribution to Great Green Wall Secretariat
     President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged the sum of 550 000 dollars as Nigeria s contribution to the building of the Great Green Wall Secretariat The president made the pledge on Thursday at the 8th Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of Pan African Agency of the Great Green Wall PAGGW at the State House Banquet Hall Abuja Buhari represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said African countries must continue to explore various measures to combat climate change and desertification while addressing food insecurity and poverty across the continent Nigeria is part of the African Union s Great Green Wall initiative which aims to restore the continent s degraded landscapes and transform millions of lives while boosting food security and strengthening climate resilience I have in my capacity as the President of the Conference of Heads of States and Government of Member States directed the Minister of Finance of Nigeria to lead the initiative to access the funds pledged by our partners under the Great Green Wall Accelerator The minister will take appropriate steps in line with the understanding we had at the Abidjan side meeting held on May 9 Having also fulfilled the payment of our outstanding contribution of about 654 291 dollars I am also glad to pledge the sum of 550 000 dollars as our contribution to the building of the Great Green Wall Secretariat I call on other member countries to follow suit by contributing towards the building of a befitting office for the PAGGW he said The president stated that he had directed the Federal Ministry of Environment to coordinate the release of some vehicles for the use of PAGGW secretariat and allied agencies Buhari said Nigeria planned to attain net zero by 2060 as its energy transition plan also focused on how to creatively transit to net zero emissions increase access to power high agricultural and industrial output It is important to emphasise that for Africa mitigation and adaptation methods for climate change must be mindful of the fact that Africa is confronted with twin challenges The ravages of climate change but perhaps more importantly the existential problem of extreme poverty must be addressed We must take every opportunity and especially at meetings like this to remind ourselves as African leaders and our development friends of what the great green wall initiative is and what it is not the president said Buhari said that while the original vision was to create a wall of trees against desertification in the Sahel the horn and across North Africa the great green wall had a more ambitious reach According to him the initiative is now a variety of sustainable land use practices designed to combat climate change and desertification and to address food insecurity and poverty He further stated Nigeria believes that protecting our planet its biodiversity and climate are essential to our collective survival The impact of climate change is upon us all over the continent drought and desertification increasing conflicts over pasture and water food insecurity loss of livelihood and youth migration among others He said the receding Lake Chad due to the effects of climate change must be addressed urgently to avoid loss or great reduction in fishing dry season farming and all other associated value chain benefits Buhari highlighted steps taken by the Nigerian government in this regard including the recently signed Nigeria Agro Climatic Resilience in Semi Arid Landscapes ACReSAL Project with the World Bank The president commended the current initiatives by the international technical and financial partners for pledging financial resources to support the implementation of the great green wall initiative He called for financing to help preserve African rain forests which he said absorbed no less than 1 5 billion tonnes of C02 yearly The president also said This is more than the Amazon or any other region s rain forests Financing is needed to help preserve these vital carbon sinks because without viable alternative energy sources much of the local population still depends on burning firewood for cooking and heating So there is a need to provide sustainable energy alternatives and to compensate regional governments who in the interest of maintaining these carbon sinks for us all have to forgo deforestation for agriculture or industrialisation Buhari further stated that the Decennial Priority Investment Plan DPIP 2021 2030 was an important pillar of the overall great green wall project The plan is hinged on sustainable land management actions that emphasise ecosystem restoration recovery and conservation of land and biodiversity socio economic development activities adaptation and resilience to climate change The early disbursement of the pledged resources without stringent conditionalities would indeed see the transformation of our degraded ecosystems he added Earlier in his remarks Minister of Environment Mohammed Abdullahi said the financial pledges and commitments led to the establishment of the great green wall accelerator a multi stakeholder platform to actualise the actions of the great green wall initiatives Buhari afterwards inaugurated the 2022 Tree Planting Campaign and called on State Governments to replicate the same so that Nigeria could meet its pledge of planting 25 million trees in the next two years NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria pledges 0,000 contribution to Great Green Wall Secretariat
    Environment6 months ago

    Nigeria pledges $550,000 contribution to Great Green Wall Secretariat

    President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged the sum of 550,000 dollars as Nigeria’s contribution to the building of the Great Green Wall Secretariat.

    The president made the pledge on Thursday at the 8th Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of Pan-African Agency of the Great Green Wall (PAGGW), at the State House Banquet Hall, Abuja.

    Buhari, represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said African countries must continue to explore various measures to combat climate change and desertification, while addressing food insecurity and poverty across the continent.

    Nigeria is part of the African Union’s Great Green Wall initiative which aims to restore the continent’s degraded landscapes and transform millions of lives, while boosting food security, and strengthening climate resilience.

    “I have, in my capacity as the President of the Conference of Heads of States and Government of Member States, directed the Minister of Finance of Nigeria to lead the initiative to access the funds pledged by our partners under the Great Green Wall Accelerator.

    “The minister will take appropriate steps in line with the understanding we had at the Abidjan side meeting held on May 9.

    “Having also fulfilled the payment of our outstanding contribution of about 654, 291 dollars, I am also glad to pledge the sum of 550,000 dollars as our contribution to the building of the Great Green Wall Secretariat.

    “I call on other member countries to follow suit by contributing towards the building of a befitting office for the PAGGW,” he said.

    The president stated that he had directed the Federal Ministry of Environment to coordinate the release of some vehicles for the use of PAGGW secretariat and allied agencies.

    Buhari said Nigeria planned to attain net zero by 2060 as its energy transition plan also focused on how to creatively transit to net zero emissions, increase access to power, high agricultural and industrial output.

    “It is important to emphasise that for Africa, mitigation and adaptation methods for climate change must be mindful of the fact that Africa is confronted with twin challenges.

    “The ravages of climate change but perhaps more importantly the existential problem of extreme poverty must be addressed.

    “We must take every opportunity and especially at meetings like this, to remind ourselves as African leaders and our development friends, of what the great green wall initiative is and what it is not,” the president said.

    Buhari said that while the original vision was to create a wall of trees against desertification in the Sahel, the horn and across North Africa, the great green wall had a more ambitious reach.

    According to him, the initiative is now a variety of sustainable land use practices designed to combat climate change and desertification and to address food insecurity and poverty.

    He further stated: “Nigeria believes that protecting our planet, its biodiversity and climate are essential to our collective survival.

    “The impact of climate change is upon us all over the continent – drought and desertification increasing conflicts over pasture and water, food insecurity, loss of livelihood and youth migration, among others.”

    He said the receding Lake Chad due to the effects of climate change must be addressed urgently to avoid loss or great reduction in fishing, dry season farming and all other associated value chain benefits.

    Buhari highlighted steps taken by the Nigerian government in this regard, including the recently signed Nigeria Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes (ACReSAL) Project with the World Bank.

    The president commended the current initiatives by the international technical and financial partners for pledging financial resources to support the implementation of the great green wall initiative.

    He called for financing to help preserve African rain forests which he said absorbed no less than 1.5 billion tonnes of C02 yearly.

    The president also said “This is more than the Amazon or any other region’s rain forests.

    “Financing is needed to help preserve these vital carbon sinks because without viable alternative energy sources, much of the local population still depends on burning firewood for cooking and heating.

    “So, there is a need to provide sustainable energy alternatives and to compensate regional governments who in the interest of maintaining these carbon sinks for us all have to forgo deforestation for agriculture or industrialisation.”

    Buhari further stated that the Decennial Priority Investment Plan (DPIP) 2021 – 2030 was an important pillar of the overall great green wall project.

    “The plan is hinged on sustainable land management actions that emphasise ecosystem restoration, recovery and conservation of land and biodiversity, socio-economic development activities, adaptation and resilience to climate change.

    “The early disbursement of the pledged resources without stringent conditionalities would indeed see the transformation of our degraded ecosystems,’’ he added.

    Earlier in his remarks, Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi, said the financial pledges and commitments led to the establishment of the great green wall accelerator – a multi-stakeholder platform to actualise the actions of the great green wall initiatives.

    Buhari afterwards inaugurated the 2022 Tree Planting Campaign and called on State Governments to replicate the same so that Nigeria could meet its pledge of planting 25 million trees in the next two years.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The State Coordinator Agro Climatic Resilence in Semi Arid Landscapes ACReSAL Mr Oloruntoyin Zubair has charged the team of the project to be more dedicated and hardworking as the programme commenced in the state Zubair gave the task during a maiden meeting held on Tuesday in his office with the project members He noted the importance of the project as one with numerous benefits to the state as it focused on the environment agriculture and water which are most paramount to the livelihood of people The coordinator said with the project just coming on board people would get to know more about it as soon as it kick starts in the state He emphasised that the meeting was to stir the team to propel the project for execution soon Zubair stressed that with the team having professionals from different fields the objectives for the project would in no little way be achievable He lauded Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for the release of counterpart fund and other funding to kick start the project which would enhance the effectiveness of the coordinating office to meet up with the World Bank requirements for disbursement Zubair appreciated the support of the Commissioner for Environment Mrs Remilekun Banigbe and other members of the state Steering and Technical Committee for going this far He also advised the team to be up and doing in discharging their respective responsibilities for the success of the project in the state NAN
    ACReSAL charges team on dedication to duty 
     The State Coordinator Agro Climatic Resilence in Semi Arid Landscapes ACReSAL Mr Oloruntoyin Zubair has charged the team of the project to be more dedicated and hardworking as the programme commenced in the state Zubair gave the task during a maiden meeting held on Tuesday in his office with the project members He noted the importance of the project as one with numerous benefits to the state as it focused on the environment agriculture and water which are most paramount to the livelihood of people The coordinator said with the project just coming on board people would get to know more about it as soon as it kick starts in the state He emphasised that the meeting was to stir the team to propel the project for execution soon Zubair stressed that with the team having professionals from different fields the objectives for the project would in no little way be achievable He lauded Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for the release of counterpart fund and other funding to kick start the project which would enhance the effectiveness of the coordinating office to meet up with the World Bank requirements for disbursement Zubair appreciated the support of the Commissioner for Environment Mrs Remilekun Banigbe and other members of the state Steering and Technical Committee for going this far He also advised the team to be up and doing in discharging their respective responsibilities for the success of the project in the state NAN
    ACReSAL charges team on dedication to duty 
    General news6 months ago

    ACReSAL charges team on dedication to duty 

    The State Coordinator, Agro-Climatic Resilence in Semi-Arid Landscapes (ACReSAL), Mr Oloruntoyin Zubair, has charged the team of the project to be more dedicated and hardworking as the programme commenced in the state.Zubair gave the task during a maiden meeting held on Tuesday in his office with the project members.He noted the importance of the project as one with numerous benefits to the state as it focused on the environment, agriculture and water which are most paramount to the livelihood of people.The coordinator said with the project just coming on board, people would get to know more about it as soon as it kick starts in the state.He emphasised that the meeting was to stir the team to propel the project for execution soon.Zubair stressed that with the team having professionals from different fields, the objectives for the project would in no little way be achievable.He lauded Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for the release of counterpart fund and other funding to kick start the project, which would enhance the effectiveness of the coordinating office to meet up with the World Bank requirements for disbursement.Zubair appreciated the support of the Commissioner for Environment, Mrs Remilekun Banigbe, and other members of the state Steering and Technical Committee for going this far.He also advised the team to be up and doing in discharging their respective responsibilities for the success of the project in the state.(NAN)

  •   SAL President Rev Jonathan Nicole made it known this Monday in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency NAN in Lagos Nicole added that for the government to benefit from the sector it must investigate maritime problems and offer them durable solutions He said that if the Nigerian Customs Service NCS could generate around N2 trillion agencies such as the Nigerian Port Authority the Nigerian Maritime Administration and the NIMASA Security Agency could generate equally huge sums in the maritime sector By looking at the revenue of the Nigerian Customs Service they were able to raise 2 trillion N which shows how dynamic Nigerian importers and shippers are Despite the enormous challenges the steady increase in customs revenue remains the same So we commend the efforts of the business community they have done well We believe that we should have been able to do more to support the government but the challenges are enormous sometimes we wonder if the country cares because the bills we pay are also huge This is despite the fact that we try as much as possible to cooperate with government regulations and keep up with government expectations he said Nicole noted that the shippers also hope the government will reciprocate their efforts saying that for now there is no palliative for the shippers He said senders pay too many bills adding that what they used to spend like N10 000 before has now turned to around N200 000 He also regretted the slow pace of construction work being carried out at the West Minister end of the TinCan Island road noting that if care is not taken the port of TinCan Island will suffer The bad road causes our goods to fall off the trucks and this is a great challenge for the carriers because their goods are not guaranteed Insurance will say it is a natural consequence because the roads are not part of what they insured he said Regarding the events of 2021 Nicole said that there was a lot of turmoil with terminal and shipping operators who raised their prices He also mentioned the shortage of empty containers to bring shipments to the county and said that currently shipments are trapped in China due to this development He said the unfortunate thing is that there are more than 10 000 containers in Nigeria idle and they cannot be transported to Europe and China Industries suffer the most from what most of their materials go through before being taken out of port and the erratic power supply leads to dependency on the generator and this required a lot of money The Customs system of the Pre Arrival Assessment Report PAAR which is supposed to be an advisory document that has credibility but is unfortunately not working effectively he said Nicole urged the government to adjust some of the processes in cargo clearance to make it a perfect system YAYA
    Maritime sector critical to economic growth — Shippers
      SAL President Rev Jonathan Nicole made it known this Monday in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency NAN in Lagos Nicole added that for the government to benefit from the sector it must investigate maritime problems and offer them durable solutions He said that if the Nigerian Customs Service NCS could generate around N2 trillion agencies such as the Nigerian Port Authority the Nigerian Maritime Administration and the NIMASA Security Agency could generate equally huge sums in the maritime sector By looking at the revenue of the Nigerian Customs Service they were able to raise 2 trillion N which shows how dynamic Nigerian importers and shippers are Despite the enormous challenges the steady increase in customs revenue remains the same So we commend the efforts of the business community they have done well We believe that we should have been able to do more to support the government but the challenges are enormous sometimes we wonder if the country cares because the bills we pay are also huge This is despite the fact that we try as much as possible to cooperate with government regulations and keep up with government expectations he said Nicole noted that the shippers also hope the government will reciprocate their efforts saying that for now there is no palliative for the shippers He said senders pay too many bills adding that what they used to spend like N10 000 before has now turned to around N200 000 He also regretted the slow pace of construction work being carried out at the West Minister end of the TinCan Island road noting that if care is not taken the port of TinCan Island will suffer The bad road causes our goods to fall off the trucks and this is a great challenge for the carriers because their goods are not guaranteed Insurance will say it is a natural consequence because the roads are not part of what they insured he said Regarding the events of 2021 Nicole said that there was a lot of turmoil with terminal and shipping operators who raised their prices He also mentioned the shortage of empty containers to bring shipments to the county and said that currently shipments are trapped in China due to this development He said the unfortunate thing is that there are more than 10 000 containers in Nigeria idle and they cannot be transported to Europe and China Industries suffer the most from what most of their materials go through before being taken out of port and the erratic power supply leads to dependency on the generator and this required a lot of money The Customs system of the Pre Arrival Assessment Report PAAR which is supposed to be an advisory document that has credibility but is unfortunately not working effectively he said Nicole urged the government to adjust some of the processes in cargo clearance to make it a perfect system YAYA
    Maritime sector critical to economic growth — Shippers
    Headlines11 months ago

    Maritime sector critical to economic growth — Shippers

    SAL President Rev. Jonathan Nicole made it known this Monday in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency, NAN, in Lagos.

    Nicole added that for the government to benefit from the sector, it must investigate maritime problems and offer them durable solutions.

    He said that if the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, could generate around N2 trillion, agencies such as the Nigerian Port Authority, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and the NIMASA Security Agency, could generate equally huge sums in the maritime sector.

    “By looking at the revenue of the Nigerian Customs Service, they were able to raise 2 trillion N, which shows how dynamic Nigerian importers and shippers are.

    “Despite the enormous challenges, the steady increase in customs revenue remains the same. So we commend the efforts of the business community, they have done well.

    “We believe that we should have been able to do more to support the government, but the challenges are enormous, sometimes we wonder if the country cares, because the bills we pay are also huge.

    "This is despite the fact that we try as much as possible to cooperate with government regulations and keep up with government expectations," he said.

    Nicole noted that the shippers also hope the government will reciprocate their efforts, saying that for now, there is no palliative for the shippers.

    He said senders pay too many bills, adding that what they used to spend like N10,000 before has now turned to around N200,000.

    He also regretted the slow pace of construction work being carried out at the West Minister end of the TinCan Island road, noting that if care is not taken, the port of TinCan Island will suffer.

    “The bad road causes our goods to fall off the trucks and this is a great challenge for the carriers because their goods are not guaranteed.

    "Insurance will say it is a natural consequence because the roads are not part of what they insured," he said.

    Regarding the events of 2021, Nicole said that there was a lot of turmoil with terminal and shipping operators who raised their prices.

    He also mentioned the shortage of empty containers to bring shipments to the county, and said that currently shipments are trapped in China due to this development.

    He said the unfortunate thing is that there are more than 10,000 containers in Nigeria idle and they cannot be transported to Europe and China.

    “Industries suffer the most from what most of their materials go through before being taken out of port and the erratic power supply leads to dependency on the generator and this required a lot of money.

    "The Customs system of the Pre-Arrival Assessment Report (PAAR), which is supposed to be an advisory document that has credibility, but is unfortunately not working effectively," he said.

    Nicole urged the government to adjust some of the processes in cargo clearance to make it a perfect system.

    YAYA

  •   The World Bank has approved a 700 million loan from its International Development Association IDA for the Nigerian Semi arid Landscapes Agroclimatic Resilience Project ACReSAL He said this in a statement issued in Washington on Thursday According to him the project will increase the implementation of sustainable landscape management practices in northern Nigeria and strengthen the country s long term enabling environment for integrated climate resilient landscape management He said that the productivity of major crops in Nigeria had declined steadily over the past two decades due in part to climate change forcing an expansion of agricultural acreage and increased imports to meet the food needs of the growing population population of Nigeria He added that persistent water shortages especially in the far north continue to exacerbate land degradation desertification and habitat loss Resource scarcity violent conflict outdated agricultural systems not adapted to changing dryland conditions lack of access to finance weak value chain links an uncompetitive environment for agribusiness and poor market access are other key barriers to higher agricultural productivity in Nigeria Better management of the environment and water resources and better resilience to climate and disaster risks largely related to water are needed to sustain economic growth and protect the most vulnerable However the bank said that in recent years the federal government had established several initiatives in the agricultural sector to combat desertification including afforestation and reforestation programs Others are the dissemination of proven agricultural technologies and sustainable agricultural practices and the promotion of efficient energy sources He added that efforts to halt and reverse desertification were complicated by the need to feed a rapidly growing population in a region where natural resources were declining and more than 90 percent of national food production depends on small farmers they lack the capacity to increase food production without degrading land The World Bank s country director for Nigeria Shubham Chaudhuri said Nigeria faced water shortages and droughts that occur every five years on average with the potential to increase in frequency due to climate change This scenario not only threatens food security livelihoods and productivity but also exacerbates fragility and increases the risk of violence With communities and households that are more dependent on natural resources for their survival and vulnerable to desertification this intervention will enhance multi sectoral watershed planning and investments to help some 3 4 million direct beneficiaries adapt to changing conditions from the drylands ACReSAL task force leader Joy Agene said the project would specifically focus on the inclusion of vulnerable and marginalized groups including women youth and the elderly Others are people with disabilities internally displaced persons and ethnic and religious minorities who use an integrated watershed approach across sectors and levels of governance This will help reduce the vulnerability of millions of extremely poor people in northern Nigeria strengthening their own role in managing their natural resources It will also address land degradation strengthen climate resilience and reduce the vulnerability of livelihoods in dry semi arid and dry sub humid regions in the northern states The ACReSAL Project is a six year strategic project that prioritizes actions within four components These are Dryland Management Community Climate Resilience Institutional Strengthening and Project Management and Contingent Response to Emergencies The project is expected to improve the country s ability to adapt to a changing climate largely by improving multisectoral convergence in the environment agriculture and water and modernizing technology including better data usage analytics and connectivity YAYA
    World bank approves 0m for Nigeria
      The World Bank has approved a 700 million loan from its International Development Association IDA for the Nigerian Semi arid Landscapes Agroclimatic Resilience Project ACReSAL He said this in a statement issued in Washington on Thursday According to him the project will increase the implementation of sustainable landscape management practices in northern Nigeria and strengthen the country s long term enabling environment for integrated climate resilient landscape management He said that the productivity of major crops in Nigeria had declined steadily over the past two decades due in part to climate change forcing an expansion of agricultural acreage and increased imports to meet the food needs of the growing population population of Nigeria He added that persistent water shortages especially in the far north continue to exacerbate land degradation desertification and habitat loss Resource scarcity violent conflict outdated agricultural systems not adapted to changing dryland conditions lack of access to finance weak value chain links an uncompetitive environment for agribusiness and poor market access are other key barriers to higher agricultural productivity in Nigeria Better management of the environment and water resources and better resilience to climate and disaster risks largely related to water are needed to sustain economic growth and protect the most vulnerable However the bank said that in recent years the federal government had established several initiatives in the agricultural sector to combat desertification including afforestation and reforestation programs Others are the dissemination of proven agricultural technologies and sustainable agricultural practices and the promotion of efficient energy sources He added that efforts to halt and reverse desertification were complicated by the need to feed a rapidly growing population in a region where natural resources were declining and more than 90 percent of national food production depends on small farmers they lack the capacity to increase food production without degrading land The World Bank s country director for Nigeria Shubham Chaudhuri said Nigeria faced water shortages and droughts that occur every five years on average with the potential to increase in frequency due to climate change This scenario not only threatens food security livelihoods and productivity but also exacerbates fragility and increases the risk of violence With communities and households that are more dependent on natural resources for their survival and vulnerable to desertification this intervention will enhance multi sectoral watershed planning and investments to help some 3 4 million direct beneficiaries adapt to changing conditions from the drylands ACReSAL task force leader Joy Agene said the project would specifically focus on the inclusion of vulnerable and marginalized groups including women youth and the elderly Others are people with disabilities internally displaced persons and ethnic and religious minorities who use an integrated watershed approach across sectors and levels of governance This will help reduce the vulnerability of millions of extremely poor people in northern Nigeria strengthening their own role in managing their natural resources It will also address land degradation strengthen climate resilience and reduce the vulnerability of livelihoods in dry semi arid and dry sub humid regions in the northern states The ACReSAL Project is a six year strategic project that prioritizes actions within four components These are Dryland Management Community Climate Resilience Institutional Strengthening and Project Management and Contingent Response to Emergencies The project is expected to improve the country s ability to adapt to a changing climate largely by improving multisectoral convergence in the environment agriculture and water and modernizing technology including better data usage analytics and connectivity YAYA
    World bank approves 0m for Nigeria
    Headlines12 months ago

    World bank approves $700m for Nigeria

    The World Bank has approved a $ 700 million loan from its International Development Association, IDA, for the Nigerian Semi-arid Landscapes Agroclimatic Resilience Project, ACReSAL.

    He said this in a statement issued in Washington on Thursday.

    According to him, the project will increase the implementation of sustainable landscape management practices in northern Nigeria and strengthen the country's long-term enabling environment for integrated climate-resilient landscape management.

    He said that the productivity of major crops in Nigeria had declined steadily over the past two decades, due in part to climate change, forcing an expansion of agricultural acreage and increased imports to meet the food needs of the growing population. population of Nigeria.

    He added that persistent water shortages, especially in the far north, continue to exacerbate land degradation, desertification and habitat loss.

    “Resource scarcity, violent conflict, outdated agricultural systems not adapted to changing dryland conditions, lack of access to finance, weak value chain links, an uncompetitive environment for agribusiness and poor market access are other key barriers to higher agricultural productivity in Nigeria.

    "Better management of the environment and water resources and better resilience to climate and disaster risks (largely related to water) are needed to sustain economic growth and protect the most vulnerable."

    However, the bank said that in recent years the federal government had established several initiatives in the agricultural sector to combat desertification, including afforestation and reforestation programs.

    Others are the dissemination of proven agricultural technologies and sustainable agricultural practices and the promotion of efficient energy sources.

    He added that efforts to halt and reverse desertification were complicated by the need to feed a rapidly growing population in a region where natural resources were declining and more than 90 percent of national food production depends on small farmers. they lack the capacity to increase food production without degrading land.

    The World Bank's country director for Nigeria, Shubham Chaudhuri, said Nigeria faced water shortages and droughts that occur every five years, on average, with the potential to increase in frequency due to climate change.

    “This scenario not only threatens food security, livelihoods and productivity, but also exacerbates fragility and increases the risk of violence.

    "With communities and households that are more dependent on natural resources for their survival and vulnerable to desertification, this intervention will enhance multi-sectoral watershed planning and investments to help some 3.4 million direct beneficiaries adapt to changing conditions. from the drylands. "

    ACReSAL task force leader Joy Agene said the project would specifically focus on the inclusion of vulnerable and marginalized groups, including women, youth and the elderly.

    Others are people with disabilities, internally displaced persons, and ethnic and religious minorities who use an integrated watershed approach across sectors and levels of governance.

    “This will help reduce the vulnerability of millions of extremely poor people in northern Nigeria, strengthening their own role in managing their natural resources.

    "It will also address land degradation, strengthen climate resilience and reduce the vulnerability of livelihoods in dry, semi-arid, and dry sub-humid regions in the northern states."

    The ACReSAL Project is a six-year strategic project that prioritizes actions within four components.

    These are Dryland Management, Community Climate Resilience, Institutional Strengthening and Project Management and Contingent Response to Emergencies.

    The project is expected to improve the country's ability to adapt to a changing climate, largely by improving multisectoral convergence (in the environment, agriculture and water) and modernizing technology, including better data usage, analytics and connectivity.

    YAYA

  •   There is an even stronger need to close the huge funding gap for the continent to rebuild bolder bigger better and sustainably SAL Cape Verde December 6 2021 APO Group Participants in the 2021 African Economic Conference urged countries to implement crucial economic and governance reforms if the continent is to go through a historic crisis sparked by the Covid 19 pandemic The conference brought together leading thinkers development specialists and policy makers virtually and in Sal Carbo Verde to present their latest research on the challenges facing the continent including mounting debt and a relentless health crisis The next few years are critical for our continent The wealth that Africa has and the capacity it has does not deserve that people live in such poverty We need to make the right decisions to combat extreme poverty Cape Verde s Deputy Prime Minister Olavo Correia said at the closing ceremony of the three day hybrid event The conference researchers identified three critical areas that need attention human capital institutions and infrastructure highlighting the critical role of the private sector in each Meanwhile they shared their latest findings https bit ly 3puRY3W on the continent s financial systems and called for reforms https bit ly 3xZ6Hb4 and greater monetary and capital market integration The theme of this year s African Economic Conference is Financing Africa s development after Covid 19 Cape Verdean President Jos Maria Neves began the conference with an urgent call for universal access to vaccines https bit ly 31ANFM4 to curb the spread of the coronavirus shortly after news of the variant emerged Omicron The new variant indicates that we are not out of the woods yet said Eric Ogunleye an adviser to the chief economist at the African Development Bank So there is an even stronger need to close the huge funding gap for the continent to rebuild bolder bigger better and more sustainably he said at the conference on Saturday According to economic experts who spoke on the third day of the conference many African countries face the risk of default if the G20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative is not extended beyond this year The biggest risk is that countries will not get loans and pay their debts when they reach the indebtedness ratio of 70 75 said Dr Falilou Fall deputy director of the Country Studies Division of the Organization for Cooperation and Development Economic Development OECD Bartholomew Armah Director of the Macroeconomics and Governance Division of the Economic Commission for Africa advocated for new strategies to finance the recovery from the Covid 19 pandemic in Africa including internal resources and a rethinking of the global financing architecture Citing the special drawing rights of the International Monetary Fund he said We need to rethink who is the target of these financial resources Another solution lies in one of the most valuable resources on the continent youth Ahunna Eziakonwa the Deputy Administrator of the United Nations Development Program and Regional Director for Africa emphasized the importance of investing in the emerging generation the fastest growing demographic group in Africa We have to depend on the confidence of the young people Africa s ability to lift itself out of poverty and inequality depends on this spirit of youth he said He also accused Africa of envisioning a future beyond aid where domestic resources account for the bulk of investment in development That would require urgent and coordinated action to stop the leakage of 90 billion of illicit financial flow out of Africa each year The 2021 African Economic Conference was organized by the African Development Bank the Economic Commission for Africa and the United Nations Development Program Other high profile participants were UN Under Secretary General Amina Mohammed DRC Minister of Finance Nicolas Kazadi and Nobel Prize winning economist Roger Myerson
    2021 AEC: Reforms, debt initiatives come under the spotlight as Africa enters ‘critical’ phase
      There is an even stronger need to close the huge funding gap for the continent to rebuild bolder bigger better and sustainably SAL Cape Verde December 6 2021 APO Group Participants in the 2021 African Economic Conference urged countries to implement crucial economic and governance reforms if the continent is to go through a historic crisis sparked by the Covid 19 pandemic The conference brought together leading thinkers development specialists and policy makers virtually and in Sal Carbo Verde to present their latest research on the challenges facing the continent including mounting debt and a relentless health crisis The next few years are critical for our continent The wealth that Africa has and the capacity it has does not deserve that people live in such poverty We need to make the right decisions to combat extreme poverty Cape Verde s Deputy Prime Minister Olavo Correia said at the closing ceremony of the three day hybrid event The conference researchers identified three critical areas that need attention human capital institutions and infrastructure highlighting the critical role of the private sector in each Meanwhile they shared their latest findings https bit ly 3puRY3W on the continent s financial systems and called for reforms https bit ly 3xZ6Hb4 and greater monetary and capital market integration The theme of this year s African Economic Conference is Financing Africa s development after Covid 19 Cape Verdean President Jos Maria Neves began the conference with an urgent call for universal access to vaccines https bit ly 31ANFM4 to curb the spread of the coronavirus shortly after news of the variant emerged Omicron The new variant indicates that we are not out of the woods yet said Eric Ogunleye an adviser to the chief economist at the African Development Bank So there is an even stronger need to close the huge funding gap for the continent to rebuild bolder bigger better and more sustainably he said at the conference on Saturday According to economic experts who spoke on the third day of the conference many African countries face the risk of default if the G20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative is not extended beyond this year The biggest risk is that countries will not get loans and pay their debts when they reach the indebtedness ratio of 70 75 said Dr Falilou Fall deputy director of the Country Studies Division of the Organization for Cooperation and Development Economic Development OECD Bartholomew Armah Director of the Macroeconomics and Governance Division of the Economic Commission for Africa advocated for new strategies to finance the recovery from the Covid 19 pandemic in Africa including internal resources and a rethinking of the global financing architecture Citing the special drawing rights of the International Monetary Fund he said We need to rethink who is the target of these financial resources Another solution lies in one of the most valuable resources on the continent youth Ahunna Eziakonwa the Deputy Administrator of the United Nations Development Program and Regional Director for Africa emphasized the importance of investing in the emerging generation the fastest growing demographic group in Africa We have to depend on the confidence of the young people Africa s ability to lift itself out of poverty and inequality depends on this spirit of youth he said He also accused Africa of envisioning a future beyond aid where domestic resources account for the bulk of investment in development That would require urgent and coordinated action to stop the leakage of 90 billion of illicit financial flow out of Africa each year The 2021 African Economic Conference was organized by the African Development Bank the Economic Commission for Africa and the United Nations Development Program Other high profile participants were UN Under Secretary General Amina Mohammed DRC Minister of Finance Nicolas Kazadi and Nobel Prize winning economist Roger Myerson
    2021 AEC: Reforms, debt initiatives come under the spotlight as Africa enters ‘critical’ phase
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    2021 AEC: Reforms, debt initiatives come under the spotlight as Africa enters ‘critical’ phase

    There is an even stronger need to close the huge funding gap for the continent to rebuild bolder, bigger, better, and sustainably.

    SAL, Cape Verde, December 6, 2021 / APO Group / -

    Participants in the 2021 African Economic Conference urged countries to implement crucial economic and governance reforms if the continent is to go through a historic crisis sparked by the Covid-19 pandemic.

    The conference brought together leading thinkers, development specialists and policy makers virtually and in Sal, Carbo Verde, to present their latest research on the challenges facing the continent, including mounting debt and a relentless health crisis.

    “The next few years are critical for our continent ... The wealth that Africa has and the capacity it has does not deserve that people live in such poverty. We need to make the right decisions to combat extreme poverty, ”Cape Verde's Deputy Prime Minister Olavo Correia said at the closing ceremony of the three-day hybrid event.

    The conference researchers identified three critical areas that need attention: human capital, institutions and infrastructure, highlighting the critical role of the private sector in each. Meanwhile, they shared their latest findings (https://bit.ly/3puRY3W) on the continent's financial systems and called for reforms (https://bit.ly/3xZ6Hb4) and greater monetary and capital market integration.

    The theme of this year's African Economic Conference is "Financing Africa's development after Covid-19". Cape Verdean President José Maria Neves began the conference with an urgent call for universal access to vaccines (https://bit.ly/31ANFM4) to curb the spread of the coronavirus, shortly after news of the variant emerged. Omicron.

    The new variant indicates that "we are not out of the woods yet," said Eric Ogunleye, an adviser to the chief economist at the African Development Bank. "So there is an even stronger need to close the huge funding gap for the continent to rebuild bolder, bigger, better and more sustainably," he said at the conference on Saturday.

    According to economic experts who spoke on the third day of the conference, many African countries face the risk of default if the G20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative is not extended beyond this year. The biggest risk is that countries will not get loans and pay their debts when they reach the indebtedness ratio of 70-75%, said Dr. Falilou Fall, deputy director of the Country Studies Division of the Organization for Cooperation and Development. Economic Development (OECD). .

    Bartholomew Armah, Director of the Macroeconomics and Governance Division of the Economic Commission for Africa, advocated for new strategies to finance the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic in Africa, including internal resources, and a rethinking of the global financing architecture. Citing the special drawing rights of the International Monetary Fund, he said: "We need to rethink who is the target of these financial resources."

    Another solution lies in one of the most valuable resources on the continent: youth. Ahunna Eziakonwa, the Deputy Administrator of the United Nations Development Program and Regional Director for Africa, emphasized the importance of investing in the emerging generation, the fastest growing demographic group in Africa.

    “We have to depend on the confidence of the young people. Africa's ability to lift itself out of poverty and inequality depends on this spirit of youth, ”he said. He also accused Africa of envisioning a future beyond aid, where domestic resources account for the bulk of investment in development. That would require "urgent and coordinated action to stop the leakage of $ 90 billion of illicit financial flow out of Africa each year."

    The 2021 African Economic Conference was organized by the African Development Bank, the Economic Commission for Africa and the United Nations Development Program. Other high-profile participants were UN Under-Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, DRC Minister of Finance Nicolas Kazadi, and Nobel Prize-winning economist Roger Myerson.

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