The federal government has said that the Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes (ACreSAL) project is critical to lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.
The Minister for Environment, Mr Mohammed Abdullahi, said this at the ACreSAL technical workshop on Monday in Lagos.
The workshop is organised for the Ministries of Environment, Agriculture and Water Resources in conjunction with the World Bank.
“The ACReSAL Project is one of the central components in President Muhammadu Buhari’s strategy of ensuring environmental sustainability. And improving community livelihoods toward lifting 100 million people out of poverty,” Abdullahi said.
He said that his passion for the ACReSAL project exposed him to further understand the environment portfolio and its link with the broader society.