In the NANTV news highlights for Feb. 20, 2018; FIFA says Nigeria’s football passion unquantifiable; NIMetS predicts bumper harvest in 2018.
*** President Muhammadu Buhari today arrived in Adamawa on a working visit after a five-day private trip to Katsina.
The President is expected back in Abuja later today.
*** Nigerian Meteorological Society has predicted bumper harvest in the 2018 farming season.
President of the society, Prof. Clement Akoshile said bumper harvest would be recorded across all farm produce due to the early February rain across the country.
*** The World Food Programme has warned that Central Africa and the Sahel region are at risk of “mega-catastrophic” consequences if necessary food support is not provided to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
*** An environmentalist, Mr Uche Agbanusi, has attributed several environmental and health challenges to continuous depletion of the ozone layer by humans through unchecked destruction of natural resources.
Agbanusi stressed that Nigeria was not exempt from the devastating effects of environmental degradation and called on the Federal Government to urgently put in place measures to reduce climate change effects and emission of greenhouse gases.
*** FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, has described Nigeria as a country with unquantifiable passion for football.
Infantino, at the maiden edition of the AITEO-NFF Awards held in Lagos, said the passion was commendable.