National DevelopmentNewsNigeriaPresident Buhari Inaugurates Agricultural Machinery, Equipment Development Institute

As part of efforts to make Nigeria, the West-Africa’s hub for the development of agro-allied industries, machines, and technologies, President Muhammadu Buhari has flagged off operations of the Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Development Institute (AMEDI) Lafia, Nasarawa state.

The president commended the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) Prof. Mohammed Sani Haruna and his Management team for completing the project after the foundation laying ceremony in August 2022.
“The Institute houses a smart administrative block, Juice Producing Machine; Tomatoes paste production and Milk production factories.

“The institute Equipped with modern laboratories and machines for mechanized farming was to achieve Agricultural revolution within the West African sub-region and also to reduce Nigeria’s reliance on importation of foreign technologies,” he said.

President Buhari said the initiative would create jobs for the unemployed youths and create wealth.

In his remark, NASENI Boss Prof. Mohammed Haruna thanked the President for the financial backing of the Federal government.

Also speaking, the Governor of Nasarawa state Abdullahi Sule, appreciated the President for the projects and noted that they would transform agricultural production in the country and ensure food security.

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)

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