The Governor of Nasarawa State, Engr Abdullahi Sule,
has donated 50 hectares of land for the siting of NASENI Agricultural institute for the North Central Geo-political zone.
The SUMMIT gathered that the Nasarawa State Governor, Engr. Abdullahi Sule on Friday, 10th of September, 2021 in Lafia announced to the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) a dedication of about 50 hectares of Land in two different locations within the Lafia town.
Governor Sule noted that: “the establishment of the new Agricultural Machinery & Equipment Development Institute (AMEDI) in Lafia, will not only fast track socio-economic development of the State but the institute also would bequeath on the State new skills development and facilities in the areas of Agriculture, local and international standard machines and equipment fabrication, technology based agricultural jobs, wealth and agric-based chains of businesses, including agricultural value-chains and many more economic advantages”
Still speaking, the Governor recalled that: “It is usually heart rending to observe farmers, men and women in the State continue to use old farm implements for planting, cropping, harvesting, processing and storage of farms produce without upgrade of such tools over the years” This he said always resulted in great loss of farm produce at every stage of their work thereby making the people poor helplessly because they couldn’t stop the loss owing to those old methods of farming or tools”
The Executive Vice Chairman of NASENI, Professor Mohammed Haruna, on his own part thanked the Governor of Nasarawa State for his support and also keying into the vision of President Muhammadu Buhari through NASENI.
Recall that SUMMIT POST reported sometime ago that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of six Agricultural Institutes across the country; one for each geo-political zone.
The one for North Central is to be sited in Nasarawa State. Good luck to Nasarawa state.