Desertification in Nigeria

 

 

Nigeria loses 64% land to desertification

By Emma Ujah Abuja—

The nation has lost 63.83 per cent of her farmlands to desertification, resulting in massive North-South migration of Northern herdsmen and farmers and constant clashes with other Nigerians over land resources in parts of the country.

Civil Society Organisations , CSOs, which met at the 2016 Budget Review Forum, in Abuja, yesterday, charged the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to tackle the menace which now threatens the nation’s food production, as well as, security of lives and property.

Executive Director of Centre for Social Justice, CSJ, Eze Onyekpere,  said that Nigeria has fallen to a “very dangerous and threatening position.”

Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/09/nigeria-loses-64-land-desertification/

Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

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