In line with its commitment to promoting sustainable development in Nigeria, Sahara Group has said it would support efforts by the Federal Government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation aimed at tackling poverty, climate change and health challenges in the nation.

According to the company, the Vice President, Kashim Shettima, recently chaired a meeting where critical issues including desertification, deforestation, agriculture, education, and vaccination, among others, were discussed.

The meeting had co-chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, President Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, Executive Director, Sahara Group, Kola Adesina and other stakeholders in attendance.

 Adesina, in a statement, said Sahara Group was exploring several avenues of contributing towards tackling the issues alongside the government and other stakeholders.

According to him, “These issues are quite important in Nigeria’s quest for sustainable development, ensuring that no one is left behind. We commend the Federal Government for leading this vital charge. Sahara Group exists to bring energy to life responsibly. Sahara will support this initiative as we continue to contribute our quota towards developing, energising and transforming our nation.

 “Various studies and data indicate that we need to step up the rate of afforestation and galvanise collaborative interventions that will need all stakeholders on board. We will also need massive awareness campaigns to get our people to own the campaign by signing up for a paradigm shift from activities that endanger our environment.”

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