The Federal Government has inaugurated a Joint Task Force on Free Movement of Foods and Agricultural produce to assist in the free movement of food and farm products in State especially at this period of Covid-19 pandemic.
The Joint Task is saddled with the responsibility of collaborating with relevant agencies in the State and Local Government areas to create window opportunities that will facilitate free movement of food, livestock and agricultural inputs.
The Task Team, led by the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr John Abang as Chairman will also ensure that adequate information clarifying the controlled movements of the essential commodities are made known specifically to food transporters and security personnel.
Speaking to members of the team during the inaugural ceremony in his office at the Police Command Headquarters Amawbia, the Commissioner of Police reminded the task force team that their assignment is critical at this period when food availability and security are of essence.
CP Abang also called on the members to show high level of commitment, diligence and resilience in the discharge of their duties.
Some of the members of the Joint Technical Task force Team include Mr Arthur Mbuba, Director in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Anambra State Chapter, Mr Emmanuel Ifesinachi, and the Chairman, All Farmers’ Association of Nigeria, Anambra State, Mr Joseph Madubuko among others.