Agric Sec Harps On Departmental Synergy
…Vows To Reposition Agriculture in FCT

By: Zakari Aliyu

The FCT Administration will spare no effort to reposition the Agricultural sector to ensure sustainable food security, in the Federal Capital Territory.

Mandate Secretary for FCT Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat, Lawan Kolo Geidam, who dropped this hint while receiving briefs from the Departments in the Secretariat, therefore, called for synergy amongst the developments.

He emphasized the importance of synergy among the various departments to ensure that the Secretariat achieve its mandate.

According to him, this is in consonance with the common goals of the Secretariat, which are encapsulated in the agricultural development agenda of the present Administration.

He recognized that the activities of the departments are interconnected and that their collective efforts are crucial for enhancing food production and transforming the agricultural sector into a significant source of employment and wealth creation for the growing population; acknowledging that working in isolation would not lead to the desired outcomes.

Geidam stressed the necessity of collaboration and cooperation among the departments for overall common good of the residents of the Territory.

His words: “The activities of the Departments are interwoven. All are geared towards not only boosting food production but making the sector a viable source of job and wealth creation for our teaming population and we cannot achieve this in isolation, all the departments must work in synergy to achieve this objective.”

While expressing satisfaction on the progress that have been recorded by the various departments, Geidam also acknowledged that the challenges outlined during the briefings are surmountable considering priority that the Administration is giving to the sector.

“I am optimistic that with the commitment exhibited by our President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, ably supported by the Hon. Minister, FCT, Barr. Nyesom Wike, and the Minister of State, Dr. Mariya Mahmoud, these challenges will be addressed. All we need from you as civil servants is sincerity and diligence in doing your jobs” Geidam added.