Risk managers urge govt to transform agric

The Risk Managers Society of Nigeria has asked the Federal Government to develop the agriculture sector in the country.

This was contained in a communiqué signed by the President/ Chairman of governing board, RIMSON, Gus Wiggle, at a conference attended by risk management practitioners and other stakeholders in risk awareness and management organisations in Nigeria.

RIMSON stated that presentations and deliberations at the conference focused on the theme, ‘Repositioning for economic recovery, growth & resilience’, which stressed the need for effective risk management strategies for ensuring business growth, continuity, and economic resilience regardless of the global and local challenges.

The communiqué said, “Government is charged to implement the Federal Government of Nigeria – Nigeria University System – Nigeria University Commission Food Secure Consortium plan and establishment of targeted support infrastructure.

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“Government should strengthen the ICT usage in agricultural productivity through adoption of remote sensing technology, drones, and Artificial Intelligence.

“Government is tasked to address insecurity in the country through sustainable security intervention and promotion of result-based funding extension services.

“Government should take over Agricultural development in Nigeria.”

In the communiqué, RIMSON urged the government and stakeholders to embark on voter mobilisation and education.

It stated that voter registration should be made compulsory for all voting ages and the voting process in Nigeria should be more flexible and conducive, noting that strict adherence to timelines must be enshrined.

RIMSON sought prompt payment of allowances and dues to adhoc staff and sanctioning of erring officials involved in election duties.

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