Vice President Kashim Shettima has sought the assistance of the United States government on food security in the country.
The vice president Shettima made the request yesterday when he met with U.S Special Envoy for Global Food Security, Cary Fowler as part of his schedules in the United States of America.
The Vice President identified challenges in the Nigerian agricultural sector as key areas where the country would require urgent support from the US government. He further reassured the US Special Envoy of the readiness of the current administration to collaborate with relevant stakeholders to improve agricultural productivity in the country and across Africa.
In his response, Mr Fowler disclosed that the US government, in partnership with other stakeholders, has launched an agricultural initiative, assuring that Africa would be prioritised.
He added that the programme would look at indigenous African crops that have long suffered from massive underinvestment.
Vice President Shettima who attended the Belt and Road Initiative in China before proceeding to the United States is expected back in Nigeria at the weekend