- President Buhari said climate change is taking tolls on the lives of Nigerians
- According to the president, desert encroachment is continuously narrowing the country’s farmlands, posing a great danger to the country’s economic/ food sustainability
- Buhari, however, said that his administration is preparing for the challenges of desert encroachment
Climate change is one of the most worrying challenges world leaders have been consistently deliberating about, with a view to finding effective and lasting solutions.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on several occasions, has reiterated his administration’s readiness to work with other leaders to address the climate change crisis.
The senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement released on Thursday, December 5, said Buhari lamented that climate change is steadily taking a toll on the income of Nigerian families.
According to the president, desert encroachment is continuously narrowing the country’s farmlands, posing a great danger to the country’s economic/food sustainability.
Legit.ng gathers that President Buhari made the observation when he received Letter of Credence of the high commissioner of Australia to Nigeria, Claire Ireland.
The president noted that while Nigeria’s population is increasing, lands for investment and farming are getting more competitive.
He added that climate change is taking a toll on Lake Chad which is shrinking, thereby posing greater economic challenges such as unemployment and crime increase.
President Buhari, however, said that his administration is preparing for the challenges of desert encroachment.
The Australia high commissioner, in her remarks, expressed her country’s readiness to partner with Nigeria on minerals, education and agriculture.
Meanwhile, amidst reactions from many Nigerians to the closure of the country's land borders, some citizens seem to be in support of the decision of the federal government.
One of those backing the move by President Buhari is Governor David Umahi who on Monday, December 2, said that the closure has reduced smuggling of illegal and poisonous agricultural produce and increased the revenue for local farmers.
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