FG set to partner ABU on economic diversification through agriculture

By Moyosore Salami The Federal Government is set to partner with Institute of Agricultural Research, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria as part its drive to diversify the economy through agriculture. The permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Evelyn Ingige dropped a clue at Screenhouse and Field organise by the institutes designed to showcase its researches at the weekend. She said crop development was very critical to the development of agricultural sector and food security, poverty eradication, Job creation and economic growth. Dr Ingige who was represented by…

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6 universities selected for standards enhancement program

By Opeyemi Babalola Six universities in Nigeria have been selected by the National Universities Commission (NUC) for the Sustainable Procurement, Environmental and Social Standards Enhancement (SPESSE) Project.SPESSE is a multi-sectoral project, with support from the World Bank, which seeks to address training, professionalisation and research in procurement, environmental and social standards, through certification, undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate studies.Dr Joshua Atah, Project Coordinator, SPESSE Project Implementation Unit, National Universities Commission (NUC), who made the disclosure in a statement obtained by University Times International (UTI), said that  the project is scheduled to be…

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