Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, says his principal is determined to leave behind a more united, prosperous and secure Nigeria in 2023 than he met it.
Gambari spoke on Buhari’s behalf during a working visit to inspect the level of work at the Agriculture Machinery and Equipment Development Institute (AMEDI) yesterday in Lafia, Nasarawa State.
The former foreign affairs minister said the Buhari administration committed to the development of agriculture in the country.
He added that agricultural development would enhance good sufficiency in the country and enhance revenue generation through the export of farm produce.
Gambari also commended the leadership of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) for the progress made on the project.
Earlier, executive vice-chairman of NASENI, Mohammed Haruna, said the Institute was one of the six approved by the President in 2021 to guarantee food security and apply modern tools and equipment for mechanised agriculture.
He added the establishment of the Institute would guarantee technology for food processing, food preservation and application of food availability and artificial intelligence for efficient and multi-crop seasons.
Haruna said NASENI is collaborating with partners from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Czech Republic and Italy to equip the institute and five others with state-of-the-art research and manufacturing facilities, targeting the best and the highest technology in the world.