Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has been named as the chairman of the National Project Steering and Deployment Committee (NPSDC).
The innovation is to strengthen capabilities of smallholder farmers.
The committee’s mandate includes strengthening smallholder farmers’ capabilities towards productive land restoration amid COVID-19 in Nigeria, according to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye.
It seeks to build resilient communities and ensure food security, the statement added.
The setting up of the committee comes amid the growing stature of AbdulRazaq owing largely to his commitments to issues of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as education, health, gender equality, climate action, eradication of poverty, sustainable agriculture and food security, among others.