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The Nigerian government is ready to intensify efforts to ensure food security in the country, a top official with the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) said on Thursday.

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The West African nation is ready to employ biotechnology to boost the quality and quantity of agricultural produce and to increase local materials for many industries, Gloria Obioh, the agency’s director of environment and bioconservation said in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
Obioh said the agency was also working to ensure environmental sustainability through its laudable projects on preservation of plants and animals.
“We have to optimize our methods, systems, activities and endeavors to ensure ecosystem resilience and sustainability, these include all the components of ecosystem environment both living and not living,” she added.
The director told reporters that many of the vulnerable species were going extinct due to human activities and urged Nigerians to start think of reducing, re-using and recycling materials to collectively contribute to environmental sustainability.
According to her, there are global environmental challenges, particularly climate change in addition to a population that is accelerating. Enditem

-Xinhua

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