Nigeria:The private sector will play advisory role in the national food security council-Presidency
By Rasaq Bamidele
London, March 19, 2018 (AltAfrika)-The Presidency wishes to affirm that the private sector will play an advisory role in the National Food Security Council recently announced by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The President, according to a press release from his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Sheu, is aware of the huge interest indicated by the private sector since the composition of the Council was announced, as well as the reservations expressed by groups that felt left out.
“We wish to emphasise that the Council constituted by the President was more of a think tank that would focus mainly on policy, while various groups from the private sector would be called upon to make sectorial presentations from time to time,” the statement informed, adding that, “everybody will be carried along as the Council will work closely with all stakeholders.”
The Council will be inaugurated by President Buhari on Monday, March 26.
Recall that, when the Council was announced recently, only state governors and several government functionaries were nominated as its members with private sectors left out.