Food Security: FCTA sensitises 250 farmers to tackle pest


By Salisu Sani-Idris

The FCT Administration Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat (ARDS) on Tuesday began aggressive enlightenment campaign against the invasive insect pest to farmers to boost food security in the territory.

The Mandate Secretary for the secretariat, Malam Abubakar Ibrahim, while declaring the sensitisation programme open in Kwali Area Council, said it was part of the proactive measures to tackle the menace of Fall Army Worm (FAW).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that no fewer than 250 farmers drawn from across the six area councils of the territory were exposed to talks on practical identification, management and control of FAW in FCT.

Ibrahim said the engagement would help increase awareness that would assist the farmers to do all that were needed to improve their productivity in the agric sector.

Represented by Ishaq Sadeeq, Director of Administration and Finance (DAF), the Secretary reiterated that the secretariat would do…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria