President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (Amendment) Bill 2021 to boost agricultural activities in the country.
This was made known by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu on Friday in Abuja.
According to him, said the president signed the bill in consonance with the commitment of his administration to diversify the economy with agriculture playing a critical role.
”With the amendment, the Council is expected to play a crucial part in coordinating research efforts in the agricultural sector towards achieving food sufficiency and security in the nation,” he added.
According to the presidential aide, the president assented to the bill before his recent visit to Ethiopia.
He said the president also approved the establishment of the Federal College of Agriculture, Kirikasamma and the Federal College of Education (Special) Birnin Kudu, both in Jigawa.