Presidency assures private sector of role in Food Security Council

Timothy Choji, Abuja 

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The Presidency has affirmed that the private sector will play an advisory role in the National Food Security Council recently announced by President Muhammadu Buhari.

In a statement, the Senoor Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu said: “The President 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.”

He emphasized 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 sectoral presentations from time to time.

The Presidential spokesperson added 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.