Nigeria and PARC will cooperate for agriculture sector development



Nigeria and PARC will cooperate towards agriculture sector development. Both countries have opportunities, fertilized land, skilled manpower and also new technology that are to be implemented for agriculture sector development.

This was stated by Director General NARC, Dr. M. Azeem Khan on the occasion of Nigerian high level delegation visit to NARC. The delegation will meet president of Pakistan, governor of Punjab and CM Punjab. Nigerian government showed interest to team up with Pakistan for better and new technology enhancement and physical implementation on field.

At the occasion Sen. (Dr.) Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, governor Sokoto State, Nigeria said that Nigeria and Pakistan will cooperate towards agricultural development specially cultivation of potato. He said that Nigerian government will provide scholarships to 5 Agriculture Scientists to share knowledge, research results and new technology.He also said that a MoU will be signed soon between PARC and Nigerian Agriculture Department to exchange knowledge and new developed technology to boost agriculture.

Members of Nigerian delegation were Hon. Abdullah Mohammad Wamakko- Speaker Sokoto State, Mr.AIhaji lnuwa Abdulkadir- Chairman APC (Ruting Party) and former minister Youth & Sport, Ambassador Dauda Danladi, Former Nigerian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Hon. Muhammad Ali- Executive Director Center for Human Resource Development and Empowerment initiative, Kaduna State, Mr. Tukur Yahaya Maigari- Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abuja, Mr. Mohammad ldris Gobir- chairman sabon Birni Local Government and Mr. Aminu Dalhatu- Personal Assistant.

Dr. Azeem Khan, Director General, NARC briefed the delegation towards coordination in agriculture sector. The delegation visited Horticulture Institute, PGRI, Tissue culture, FMI and soybean crop field.

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