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  President Muhammadu Buhari said that his administration was committed to the development of agriculture to increase agricultural production and its value chain to ensure food sufficiency in the country and the export of agricultural products The president also said of his administration that it would leave Nigeria more united prosperous and secure than it knew it Buhari spoke through his chief of staff Professor Ibrahim Gambari during a working visit to inspect the level of work at the Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Development Institute AMEDI on Sunday in Lafia the capital of Nasarawa state The president said that huge steps had been taken to achieve an increase in agricultural production as one of the key priorities of his administration to transform the subsistence sector into a highly sophisticated machine driven sector This he said will bring food sufficiency and food security in the country and will also allow the export of agricultural products He praised the leadership of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure NASENI for the commitment and progress made on the project The president has asked me to come here to inspect and see the tremendous physical development that is taking place at NASENI particularly one of the six Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Development Institutes President Buhari regards agriculture as something very close to his heart because he believes that the time has come when we must produce what we eat and eat what we produce and ensure food sufficiency and food security He is very proud to be associated with this state he is very proud of the significant development that has taken place in this state God willing at the end of his administration he will leave Nigeria more united prosperous and secure than he found that he said Earlier Prof Mohammed Haruna Executive Vice President of Naseni said that the institute was one of six approved in 2021 one per political zone to ensure food security and apply modern tools and equipment for mechanized agriculture He added that the establishment of the institute would ensure the technology for food processing food preservation and the application of food availability and artificial intelligence for efficient and multi cropping seasons Haruna said NASENI was collaborating with partners from the Hashmite Kingdom of Jordan the Czech Republic and Italy to equip the institute and five others in the country with state of the art research and manufacturing facilities targeting the world s highest and best technology Science technology and innovation have always been the source of development and prosperity for all nations The yardstick for measuring Nigeria s willingness and readiness to move from a community based economy to a manufacturing economy is the extent to which the role of NASENI applies to all aspects of our socio economic endeavour he said Professor Haruna expressed his gratitude to President Buhari Governor Abdullahi and the Emir of Lafia Judge Sidi Bage for their generosity guidance and support which led to the successful construction of the Institute You will remember that the foundation laying ceremony was held in August despite the volume of rain in September and October we have been able to fence the 20 hectares of land the entrance house the roads the administrative block and the two workshops are nearing 90 percent completion God willing it will be ready for commissioning between January and February 2023 With this development everything that is needed for modern agriculture in food processing packaging and preservation must be produced locally by NASENI NASENI is one of the best legacies that President Muhammadu Buhari will leave to the next administration in Nigeria he said The President s Chief of Staff Prof Ibrahim Gambari while in Lafia paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Lafia Judge Sidi Bage at his palace where he was honored with the title Zanna Yahudima of Lafia OLO AI edited Source Credit NAN
Food security: Buhari to raise agricultural production

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said that his administration was committed to the development of agriculture to increase agricultural production and its value chain, to ensure food sufficiency in the country and the export of agricultural products.

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The president also said of his administration that it would leave Nigeria more united, prosperous and secure than it knew it.

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Ibrahim Gambari

Buhari spoke through his chief of staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, during a working visit to inspect the level of work at the Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Development Institute (AMEDI) on Sunday in Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa state. .

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The president said that huge steps had been taken to achieve an increase in agricultural production as one of the key priorities of his administration to transform the subsistence sector into a highly sophisticated machine-driven sector.

This, he said, will bring food sufficiency and food security in the country, and will also allow the export of agricultural products.

National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure

He praised the leadership of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) for the commitment and progress made on the project.

Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Development Institutes

“The president has asked me to come here to inspect and see the tremendous physical development that is taking place at NASENI, particularly one of the six Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Development Institutes.

President Buhari

“President Buhari regards agriculture as something very close to his heart because he believes that the time has come when we must produce what we eat and eat what we produce and ensure food sufficiency and food security.

“He is very proud to be associated with this state, he is very proud of the significant development that has taken place in this state, God willing at the end of his administration, he will leave Nigeria more united, prosperous and secure than he found. that,” he said.

Mohammed Haruna

Earlier, Prof. Mohammed Haruna, Executive Vice President of Naseni, said that the institute was one of six approved in 2021, one per political zone to ensure food security and apply modern tools and equipment for mechanized agriculture.

He added that the establishment of the institute would ensure the technology for food processing, food preservation, and the application of food availability and artificial intelligence for efficient and multi-cropping seasons.

Hashmite Kingdom

Haruna said NASENI was collaborating with partners from the Hashmite Kingdom of Jordan, the Czech Republic and Italy to equip the institute, and five others in the country, with state-of-the-art research and manufacturing facilities, targeting the world’s highest and best technology.

“Science, technology and innovation have always been the source of development and prosperity for all nations.

“The yardstick for measuring Nigeria’s willingness and readiness to move from a community-based economy to a manufacturing economy is the extent to which the role of NASENI applies to all aspects of our socio-economic endeavour,” he said.

Professor Haruna

Professor Haruna expressed his gratitude to President Buhari, Governor Abdullahi and the Emir of Lafia, Judge Sidi Bage, for their generosity, guidance and support, which led to the successful construction of the Institute.

September and October

“You will remember that the foundation laying ceremony was held in August, despite the volume of rain in September and October, we have been able to fence the 20 hectares of land, the entrance house, the roads, the administrative block and the two workshops are nearing 90 percent completion.

January and February

“God willing, it will be ready for commissioning between January and February 2023; With this development, everything that is needed for modern agriculture in food processing, packaging and preservation must be produced locally by NASENI.

President Muhammadu Buhari

“NASENI is one of the best legacies that President Muhammadu Buhari will leave to the next administration in Nigeria,” he said.

Chief of Staff

The President’s Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, while in Lafia, paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Lafia, Judge Sidi Bage at his palace, where he was honored with the title Zanna Yahudima of Lafia.

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