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Nigeria’s Great Green Wall Agency gets new director

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Yusuf Maina Bukar as the Director General of National Agency for the Great Green Wall (NAGGW), an agency under the Federal Ministry of Environment.

Dr. Yusuf Maina Bukar
Dr. Yusuf Maina Bukar

He succeeds Dr. Bukar Hassan, who took over from Mr Goni Ahmed in November 2018. Hassan before his appointment held different positions from Head of Biological Sciences, University of Maiduguri, and various positions in the Federal Ministry of Environment. Ahmed had been the D-G since the inception of the agency.

Dr. Yusuf is a Ph D holder in “The Impact of the Emerging Climate Change Risks on Sustainable Urban Growth” from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom; Master of Science Degree in “Advanced Sustainability of the Built Environment” from the University of Dundee, UK; and Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

Dr. Yusuf, who has expertise in Climate Change Adaption and Sustainable Development, is a member of Nigerian Environmental Society.

His appointment is for a four-year term and takes effect from Monday, April 4, 2022.

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