By Sani Danaudi Mohammed
The House of Representatives has inaugurated a Committee to investigate the Utilisation of Ecological Funds and Foreign donations to the Agency for the Great Green Wall.
The Member Representing Toro Federal Constituency and Adhoc Committee Chairman on Ecological Funds and Great Green wall,Hon. Ismael Dabo Haruna (Talban Toro ) who Chaired the first meeting on Thursday promised to justify the confidence repose on him.
The National Agency for the Great Green Wall (NAGGW) is a Nigerian federal agency under the Federal Ministry of Environment (Nigeria), established to address land degradation and desertification.
This is aim at boosting food security and support communities to adapt to climate change in the Nigerian states of Sokoto,Kebbi, Kastina, Zamfara, Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe, Borno, and Adamawa.
The Committee will among other things investigates and recommend necessary steps to Government for effective implementation of the project in the future.
The Chairman promised to work closely with other Members of the Committee and has assured the Parties involved a fearing during the investigation.
The NAGGW serves as the Nigerian focal point for the actualisation of the vision of the African Union’s Great Green Wall of the Sahara and the Sahel project.
The mission is to halt and reverse land degradation,prevent depletion of biological diversity, ensure that by 2025,ecosystems are resilient to climate change and continue to provide essential services that would contribute to human welfare and poverty eradication.