Ogun Agric Commissioner Lauds Achievers Varsity's Initiative On Food Security In Nigeria - EDU-BIZNEWS


Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Ogun Agric Commissioner Lauds Achievers Varsity's Initiative On Food Security In Nigeria


The Achievers University in Owo, Ondo State has been lauded for its Green House Initiative targeted at complementing government's effort in ensuring  food security in Nigeria

The Ogun State Commissioner  for Agriculture, Dr. Adeola Odedina who  applauded the management  of the university for the Initiative, also commended the institution for taking
the lead in the quest for Agricultural  Development  in the Country.

Odedina who was speaking on Tuesday while delivering the 2023 annual university lecture titled “Agricultural Development And  Food  Security in the 21st Century Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects,  
 commended  the University for joining the dialogue on the focus on agriculture

He appreciated the university for  its bold step to be part of agricultural development in the country with the inauguration of the Green Houses for intensive production and for laying the foundation of  farm houses and other Infrastructure for training in Agriculture.

"The university is supposed to be the centre  of excellence. When we have problems, we look up to the University.The University is where we host a lot of intelligence. Our quest to develop agriculture and to engage young people productively  should not evade the University", Odedina stated 

" That  is why we are happy that Achievers University being a private University is taking the lead in agricultural  development and value chain development "

Odedina further commended the management of the University on its plan to establish a centre for the development of agriculture.

" We heard that the University is establishing a centre for development of agriculture.They are also going into farming; they want to start.It is good to  start  by talking to people".

According  to the Commissioner,  in  actualising  its dreams, the University  is going to be working with a lot of stakeholders to make agriculture  attractive to young people starting from within. 

"This Lecture is talking about tbe challenges of  agricultural  development; how we can solve it, how we can cope with the present challenges posed by hunger, unemployment and producing raw materials for industry", he further  submitted.

",The University is  on the right path to start a dialogue in agriculture and I'm sure with what we are seeing here with the environment and the staff,they will excel in taking the lead in agricultural  development", he concluded

Acting Vice Chancellor,of the University, Professor Omolola Irinoye  had earlier explained that  the lecture was organised as part of the series of actions to further research and come up with innovations, ensure capacity building of farmers and promote food security in the country

"We propose to collaborate with government and Non-governmental  organisations through, linkages,collaboratios and partnership that will benefit the rural farmers".

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