The African Centre for Leadership, and Strategy, and Development (Centre LSD) said it has assisted 52,000 very poor households (HHs) to grow their agricultural practices through its “Feed the Future Project”.
The Centre LSD’s Acting Executive Director, Mr. Monday Osasah, made the disclosure, on Tuesday, at a press briefing to commemorate the Centre’s 10th year anniversary, in Abuja.
He noted that the project has also improved the incomes and nutritional needs of the poor HHs.
“These were achieved through training of over 353 caseworkers, liaison supervisors on delivery services and key messages on nutrition and hygiene, as well as collaboration with community agricultural field agents, and trained 281 Liaisons on livestock”.
Mr. Osasah, further explained that the project has also impacted on 1240 households in 2 Local Government Areas (LGAs). and cluster communities who benefitted from the cash transfer cycle of 15 months.
The Acting Director revealed that a total of 868 strategic leaders have so far graduated from the Centre’s leadership school, adding that the annexes of the school have also been established in Delta, Rivers and Edo State.
Over the years, he said, the Centre has collaborated with both state and non-state actors in her effort to contribute to the fight against corruption in the country.
His words: “In addition, Centre LSD has organized several citizens roundtable to discuss the anti-corruption commitments of the Open Government Partnership, and how citizens can ensure the Nigerian Government keeps her OGP commitments”.