THE President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) has arrived Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State, to unveil the Federal Government projects including the Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Development Institute.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that AMEDI is one of the Buhari regime’s legacies meant to make Nigeria a hub and supplier of agro-allied technology, equipment, and machinery.
The project is also aimed at making the nation self-sufficient in food production as well as creating more sustainable jobs for Nigeria’s teeming youths.
AMEDI, a multi-billion naira product of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure is equipped with modern laboratories and machines for mechanised farming and agricultural development in the country.
The Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive of NASENI, Prof. Muhammed Haruna, who spoke to State House correspondents, expressed optimism that AMEDI would assist the Federal Government’s plans to promote food security in the country.
According to Haruna, similar centres will soon be inaugurated within the lifetime of the Buhari regime across the country.
Buhari is also expected to unveil the newly constructed Federal Secretariat, Lafia and visit the Emir’s Palace in Lafia before attending the campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress at the Lafia Stadium.
NAN reports that the president is expected back in Abuja immediately after the APC rally where the presidential, governorship and other candidates of the APC would be endorsed and presented to electorate by the president.