The Chairman, Senate Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, has said that the nation’s food crisis can only be solved through research and development in the agric sector.
Adamu stated this in Abuja after an on-the-spot tour of Contec Global Agro Limited, an agriculture solution provider located in Maitama, Abuja. The lawmaker said that he was delighted at the quality of research activities going on in the firm’s laboratories.
He described the Agrobased outfit as Nigeria’s best kept secret to solving the country’s food security challenge, urging Nigerian government to encourage the company for optimal performance in the country.
He said: “My first impression here is that the research work being undertaken here is one of the best kept secrets of the agriculture initiative and research towards solving Nigeria’s food crisis.”
While commending the management of the establishment for the huge research facilities for organic agricultural products, he said: “The future is great and we do look forward to government’s encouragement to meet the requirement of these facilities.
“I want to congratulate you because you are doing a good job, please keep it and it is an opportunity to see the wonderful job that you are doing in organic agricultural products production.
Adamu, said he was impressed with the transfer of technology currently ongoing in the company as Nigerians would become better for it, adding that the company has invested so much of resources and efforts in capacity building and agricultural production.
He called on relevant government agencies to support the initiative of the company in mass production of agricultural inputs as a platform for economic development.
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