Nigeria and Niger Republic are to collaborate under a joint commission to tackle trans-border pests, a director in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Dr. Gidado Muhammad, said yesterday.
Representing the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Shehu Ahmed, at a meeting of a committee of experts organised by the Department of Veterinary and Pest Control of the ministry in Kaduna, Dr. Muhammad said the significance of pest management could not be overemphasized, considering their trans-border nature and destructive capabilities, resulting in the loss of crops.
He reiterated the federal governments commitment to the diversification of the economy due to prevailing economic realities, saying it attached great importance to agriculture.
Such pests as we all know, include quelea birds, grasshoppers, locusts, tsetse flies, army worms, rodents, etc. In order to http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/bed-bug-bites effectively control and mitigate the consequences of their outbreaks, there is the need to continually review the control strategies. I have been informed that this meeting is aimed at information sharing on phyto-sanity situations in the two countries and development of effective and sustainable strategies for the control of these pests to ensure enhanced agricultural productivity, he said.
The Secretary General of the Nigeria-Niger Joint Committee, Ambassador Abduljalil Abubakar Sulaiman, said food security was a major challenge both countries were facing in the effort to improve the welfare of their citizens.
The Regional Director, Mr. Adewumi Adeoye, said the greatest security for any country was food security, adding: We Bed Bug Killers.co.uk have to come together to address the challenges in the food sector and proffer workable solutions to help us address the challenges and improve food productivity in both countries.