IITA to partner with the Nigerian Government on good agricultural policies
On 17 September, the House Committee on Agriculture, Colleges and Institutions of the Nigerian National Assembly visited IITA headquarters. The visit was to initiate partnership around fund coordination and cooperation for a new agenda for good agricultural policies in Nigeria.
During the event moderated by Kenton Dashiell, Deputy Director General for Partnerships for Delivery, Dr Nteranya Sanginga, IITA Director General, welcomed and introduced IITA’s activities to the team, including its stations and youth programs. He highlighted three key areas that are challenges in Nigeria. The DG stated that youth employment, reduced importation of food, and the use of technology need to be championed for the population’s survival . “The mindset of the youth has to be changed regarding agriculture, as the sector can create more employment opportunities, hence, IITA needs your support to continue what we are doing,” he said.