Extensive debate about another desertification agency in Nigeria

Desertification and the Great Green Wall: Who is who ?


Nigeria: Rumbles Over Plan to Create Desertification Agency


In spite of the uproar and dissenting voices raised against a plan to establish another desertification agency in the country, members of the House of Representatives are fast-tracking a process that will lead to the establishment of another agency of government charged with the responsibility of desertification, erosion and flood.

A cross section of stakeholders who spoke to Daily Trust on the move said it would lead to duplication of agencies, a situation the present administration is working hard to reduce.

The lower chamber, on December 16, debated extensively and subsequently passed into second reading a bill towards the establishment of the agency.

Read the full article: allAfrica

Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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