Nigeria and the Canada have signed a $2 million Memorandum of Understanding which is aimed at positioning the country to prevent and control emerging pathogens which have potential for causing disease emergencies in humans and animals.

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwunmi Adeshina said that the initiative will help guarantee food security for the nation.

The Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Chris Cooter said that the cooperation between the two countries will impact meaningfully on Nigeria’s economy.