According to Prof. Mohammed Haruna, Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), the organization is working with three nations to revolutionize agriculture in Nigeria in accordance with the Federal Government’s policy on food security:
Italy, the Hashmite Kingdom of Jordan, and the Czech Republic are the nations in question.
He stated that the six newly formed Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Development Institutes (AMEDI) in the nation will receive technical help from the named countries. The Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari during his formal working visit to AMEDi in Lafia, Nasarawa State, Haruna made the disclosures. Gambari visited the region to evaluate the progress made on the institute for the North Central project site, which is located in Lafia.
In 2021, President Muhammadu Buhari has given his approval for six AMEDI institutes to be located in each of the nation’s geopolitical regions.
The institutions are located in Adamawa (North-East), Kebbi (North West), Cross River (South-South), Imo (South-East), Nasarawa State (North Central), and Osun (South West).
The goal of the FG, according to NASENI EVC, is to transition Nigeria from subsistence farming to more advanced agricultural practices in order to assure food security. According to him, “NASENI is working with partners from the Hashmite Kingdom of Jordan, the Czech Republic, and Italy to equip this institute and the other five Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Development Institute with cutting-edge research and manufacturing facilities aimed at the best and the highest technology in the world.”