IITA Goodwill Ambassador hosts incoming Director General, reaffirms commitment to African food security

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IITA Goodwill Ambassador and former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has reaffirmed his commitment to ensuring that Africa becomes a food-secure continent and that the zero hunger vision is achieved.

Chief Obasanjo said this during a courtesy call by IITA’s newly appointed Director General, Dr Simeon Ehui, accompanied by Dr Nteranya Sanginga, the outgoing Director General. “As the Institute’s Goodwill Ambassador, I am working with key stakeholders, including heads of governments and policymakers on the continent, to ensure that Africa is food-sufficient and would not have to rely on exporting produce for processing in the future,” he said.

Following his first visit after being appointed IITA’s 8th Director General, Dr Ehui visited Chief Obasanjo in Abeokuta to discuss strategies to improve food and nutrition security, achieve zero hunger, and broker collaboration within the research, policy-making, and development communities in Africa.

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