Great Green Wall, GGW, programme has strengthened its effort towards supporting and promoting alternative livelihood activities in the participating 11 frontline states on the GGW corridor stretching from Kebbi State in North-West to Borno State in North-East.
This was contained in a press statement made available to Nigerian Pilot by the GGW head of Press and Public Relations Unit, Larai Daze, in Abuja recently.
It said that apart from supporting alternative livelihood, GGW programme had embarked on construction of skills acquisition centres for training of unemployed youths and women in various trades to reduce poverty in the communities of the 11 frontline states.
“Recently in Ilella town of Sokoto State, one out of the constructed and completed skills acquisition centres was officially handed over by the contractor to the National Agency for the Great Green Wall as one of the major steps to eradicate poverty and hunger with the target of halting the proportion of people who earn less than a dollar a day through skills acquisition as set by Nigeria through Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs,” it stated.
According to the statement, success of this livelihood is dependable on capacity building of the communities involved, ensure support from Government through enabling policies, and providing solutions that fit the social and cultural constraints of the people.
Nigerian Pilot learnt that among other activities of the GGW include restoring degraded lands, protect and improve the quality of farmlands, halt the southward advancement of the Sahara desert.
Others also include increase vegetation cover, fight climate change and the likes.

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