The Acting Governor of Niger, Alhaji Ahmed Ketso, has advised the Federal University of Technology, (FUT) Minna, to undertake research findings that would add value to agricultural development in the state.
Ketso said that the country’s dependence on crude oil revenue had led to its being unable to feed Nigerians in a statement on Monday.
The acting governor made the call when he received the members of the university’s governing council at the Government House, Minna.
He said that such research findings would help the country to become self-reliant and industrialised.
Ketso who described the university as a “value addition” to the country, assured its governing council of the state government’s cooperation.
Speaking earlier, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Council, Prof. Femi Odekunle, expressed FUT, Minna’s gratitude to the government and people of Niger for their consistent support to the institution.
He expressed the hope that the mutually beneficial relationship between the state and the university would be sustained.
Odekunle said the council would continue to ensure that FUT, Minna contributes its quota to the development of Niger.