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Food-for-Thought: Representatives okay Bill on Food Security

Reps Okay Bill on Food Security 

  • In a bid to ensure food security and to encourage the local production
    of imported food items, Nigeria, through its House of Representatives on
    Wednesday, 4th March,  ensured the second reading of a bill for an Act
    to provide for the establishment of Food Security Advancement Fund
  • Benefits of the bill are as stated below(a)The country will
    be able to produce far better than any imported items (b)It will provide
    jobs for the citizen (c) It is also a source of revenue to the country
    (d) It will boost agricultural sector of the economy (e) It will make
    available raw material that are necessary for an industry which is very
    crucial to the economic development of the country.
  •  The bill sponsored
    by Kaka Kyari Gujbawa is passed into law will ensure food security,
    local production of imported food items, empowerment of peasant farmers and averting capital outflow

 What is your take on this?
Mr. Rasaq Oke
Publisher-Foodpreneur News
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About The Author

Rasaq Oke

Rasaq Oke hold a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) Honours degree in Food Science & Technology from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife. He is a seasoned Food Technologist and Agribusiness expert with wide and rich industry experience that cut across reputable organization like Guinness Plc, Crown Cork and Seal, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals (now Neimeth Pharmaceuticals), Livestock Feeds Plc. and Tantalizers Plc. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FOODDOTCOMACADEMY SERVICES, Managing Consultant with RESPITALITY CARE COMPANY (RCC), and Publisher/ CEO of FOODPRENEURS PUBLISHING COMPANY, the publisher of FOODPRENEURNEWS, a print and online food magazine ( Mr. Oke is an accomplished food entrepreneur, consultant, administrator, instructor, and facilitator. He is a member of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) and the Head,-Editorial Board of the NIFST Food Forum Magazine; An Executive Member of the Nigeria Association of Agricultural Journalist (NAAJ). He is an Full Member and Secretary of the Membership, Certification and Education Committee of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Training and Development (NITAD). He a a Media and Communication Consultant to the Lagos State Fadama Coordination Office (SFCO) and the Lagos State Coconut Development Authority (LASCODA) in addition to being a Technical Partner to the Lagos State Consumer Protection Authority (LASCOPA). He is married with children and loves playing table tennis as well as travelling.

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