Buhari signs Agric. Research Council Bill 2021, 2 others into laws

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (Amendment) Bill 2021 to boost agricultural activities country.

Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to President on Media and Publicity, confirmed this a on Friday Abuja.

He explained president signed bill consonance with commitment of his administration to diversify economy with agriculture playing a role.

”With amendment, the Council is expected to play a crucial part coordinating research efforts the agricultural sector towards achieving food sufficiency and security 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 Jigawa. (NAN