Nigerian government outlines activities to mark World Food Day

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As the world prepares to mark the 2019 World Food Day, on Oct. 16, the Nigerian Government through the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has lined up activities to commemorate the day.The Director of Information in the ministry, Mr Theodore Ogaziechi, made this known in a statement in Abuja.

He said the activities would be organised by the ministry in collaboration with critical stakeholders in the sector.

He also stated that the event would begin on Oct. 14 with a sensitisation walk to create awareness on the need to ensure food security and demonstrate government’s commitment to the course.

Other activities slated for the 4-day event, according to him, include schools quiz competition, news briefing, symposium and colloquium, photo exhibition, among others.

He noted that activities for this year’s world food day with the theme: “Our Actions are our Future, Healthy Diets for a #ZeroHunger World” would culminate in an Agric Show and Exhibition on Oct. 16.

The director said the Agric show would be organised to showcase and exhibit agricultural potential and establish synergy with current realities in the sector.

Ogaziechi said the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Sabo Nanono, government functionaries and delegates from the private sector are expected to grace the occasion.