THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ARCN RADIO AND TV STATION
*HON.MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONED SEN.ABDULLAHI ADAMU COMMUNICATION CENTRE AT THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF NIGERIA CORPORATE OFFICE, MABUSHI -ABUJA*
The Hon. Minister of Agriculture & Rural Development Dr. Mahmoud Mohammad has commissioned an ultra modern communication centre and laid the foundation for the New Administrative Block complex at the Agricultural House,Mabushi-Abuja
The Honourable Minister of Agriculture & Rural Development commended the Executive Secretary of the ARCN Prof. G . H
Sharubutu mni for his resilience, courage determination, exemplary will and innovative approach to changing the National Agricultural Research system for increase productivity.
He said, it is safe to assert that Nigeria is on track to realizing the full potentials of the national agricultural policy as contained in the diversification mandate of Mr. President.
Continuing,he said the initiatives championed by the ARCN are part of strategies for implementing the directives of President Buhari on agricultural diversification.
The Executive Governor of Plateau State Rt Hon. Simeon Bako Lalong while speaking at the commissioning of the communication centre which housed Mesuem, E- library ,documentation centre and ARCN TV as well as the foundation laying for new administrative block.
The Governor said Prof Sharubutu was on loan from Plateau State to the Federal government because of his intellectual capacity in Agriculture and innovation. He said the initiative by the Agency under the current leadership will go a long way in filling the gap between farmers and agricultural managers in terms of information and knowledge sharing on new farming practices, improved varieties of seeds as well as modern methods of farming using technology.
He commended the Executive Secretary of the ARCN Prof. Garba Sharubutu for his innovative approach since he assumed duties and said he was not surprised by his achievements seeing that he did a lot to make agriculture viable in Plateau State while serving as Special adviser (Agric related matters) before his appointment by Mr. President as ES, ARCN.
The National Assembly was not left out during the commissioning ceremony, Chairman Senate Committee on Agriculture Sen. Abdullahi Adamu(Turakin Keffi, & Obateru of the source), Hon. Munnir Danagundi Chairman House committee on Agric colleges and Institutions and Senate Deputy Chief Whip Senator Sabi Abdullahi expressed the determination of the legislative arm of govt accelerated support to the programmes and projects of the national agricultural research system.
Executive Secretary of ARCN Prof. Garba Sharubutu Mni in his remarks of welcome, expressed the commitment of the council to come up with quality research that goes to the field and not only end up on the shelves.
He said,the ARCN came up with the remodeled concept of agricultural extension and management service package through E-library, museum and TV station to adequately disseminate the outcome of research and get feedback from farmers and other members of the public
The Provost Dr Jude Okpara as a show of solidarity led a powerful delegation of the college community to the ground breaking ceremony at the Agricultural House,Mabushi
The Provost said where ever Prof. Sharubutu goes he left some memorable impression of hardwork and commitment to innovation, he was therefore not surprised with the record of steady success recorded in the National Agricultural Research System(NARIS) under Prof. Sharubutu, mni guidance and leadership.
Enjoy photos from the event centre@ Agricultural House Mabushi.
Umar Dansuleiman II
Head, Information & Protocol
22nd November 202