The private sector will play an advisory role in the National Food Security Council recently announced by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in a statement on Monday.
He said President Buhari was aware of the huge interest indicated by the private sector since the composition of the Council was announced, as well as the reservations expressed by groups that felt left out.
“We wish to emphasise that the Council constituted by the President was more of a think tank that would focus mainly on policy, while various groups from the private sector would be called upon to make sectoral presentations from time to time,” he said, adding that “everybody will be carried along as the Council will work closely with all stakeholders”
The Council will be inaugurated by President Buhari on Monday, March 26.