Minister of State for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, has appointed the Director of Social Development in the planning arm of the Ministry, Dr Sanjo Oladepo Faniran as National Convenor for the United Nations Food System for Nigeria.
Faniran replaces Mrs Olusola Idowu, the Ministry’s former Permanent Secretary, who recently retired from service of the Government of Nigeria.
The letter appointing Faniran dated November 23, 2022, was addressed to the United Nations Resident/ Humanitarian Coordinator in Abuja.
According to the letter: “Dr Faniran will work with all relevant stakeholders in the food system including our development partners, relevant government agencies at both national and subnational levels, NGOs/CSOs, UN/AUC Hub as well as the private sector in the implementation of all the priorities in the Food System Transformation Pathways for Nigeria.
“While reassuring you of the commitment of the Government of Nigeria to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through holistic implementation of the food system transformation pathways for food security and poverty reduction, please accept my warm regards.”