Buhari signs Nigeria Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria Bill, okays two new tertiary institutions


In consonance with the commitment of his administration to diversify the economy, with agriculture playing a critical role, President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (Amendment) Bill 2021.

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.

This was disclosed by Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement on Friday and forwarded to DAILY POST.

According to the statement, The President, who assented to the bills before his visit to Ethiopia, also approved the establishment of the Federal College of Agriculture, Kirikasamma and the Federal College of Education (Special) Birnin Kudu.

This is coming less than ten days after Buhari granted approval to 159 companies, communities and institutions of higher learning to operate radio and television stations.

Malam Balarabe Ilelah, the Director-General, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), made the disclosure in a statement.

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