Hon. Clement Akanni Initiates Bill to Strengthen Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria

Hon. Clement Akanni Initiates Bill to Strengthen Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria

21st December 2023 — Abuja

In a significant stride towards advancing agricultural research and development, the distinguished representative of Boluwaduro/Ifedayo/Ila Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Clement Ademola Akanni (Olohunwa) has sponsored a bill for the amendment of the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria Act, 2023. The proposed legislation successfully passed its first reading, marking a crucial step in enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the agricultural research landscape in the country.

The Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria plays a pivotal role in coordinating the activities of the National Agricultural Research Institutes (NARIs). With the responsibility for supervision, regulation, and coordination of research activities and programs, the Council is instrumental in shaping the nation’s agricultural policies. Hon. Clement Akanni’s initiative underscores a commitment to bolstering this critical sector by providing the necessary legislative framework to propel the Council to new heights.

The proposed amendments aim to fortify the Council’s mandate, ensuring it remains at the forefront of driving innovative and sustainable agricultural practices. Hon. Clement Akanni, known for his unwavering dedication to community development, envisions a future where Nigeria’s agricultural research contributes significantly to national food security and economic growth. As the bill progresses through the legislative process, it signals a collaborative effort to shape a resilient and forward-looking agricultural sector.

This legislative move aligns with the broader national goal of harnessing the potential of agriculture as a catalyst for socio-economic development. Hon. Clement Akanni’s commitment to advancing the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria Act reflects his vision for a robust agricultural research framework that meets the evolving needs of the nation, fostering a pathway to increased productivity, sustainability, and prosperity for all.

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