By Aminu Dalhatu
Kaduna state government has urged the people of the State to adopt water-conscious practices and use local and fresh foods as well as to reduce food and water waste.
A Statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mohammed Lawal Shehu says Governor Uba Sani has joined the world to mark “World Food Day 2023,”with the theme “Water is life, water is food. Leave no one behind.”
According to the statement, In line with Governor Sani’s SUSTAIN manifesto, there are plans for massive agricultural improvement, innovation and sustainability and also to improving market access.
“We are dedicated to addressing the challenge of producing more with less water, ensuring equitable water distribution, preserving aquatic food systems, and leaving no one behind”
It says Kaduna State has recognised the critical role that water played in ensuring food security in Kaduna and across the world.
“Our administration is committed to providing communities ,especially our rural areas with access to clean water and food”
“Kaduna State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (KADRUWASSA) is implementing programmes such as the Partnership for Expanded Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene(PEWASH) and Sustainable Urban and Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (SURWASH) to provide Water, Sanitation, and Health (WASH) services”
It says Kaduna State Government is committed to attaining Open Defecation Free (ODF) status by 2024, one year before the national deadline.
“In August 2023 during a visit by UNICEF’s Chief of Water,Sanitation and Hygiene, Kaduna state was lauded for its proactiveness as 7 LGAs have already been declared free of open defecation by UNICEF”
According to the statement, Governor Uba Sani pay tribute to Farmers and their dedication and resilience, despite numerous challenges.
“They are the backbone of our food security, providing sustenance and supporting our local and national economies”