Tuesday, April 23, 2024

FCTA Eulogizes NISS over Soil Management

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has commended the Nigeria Institute of Soil Science (NISS) for stain through to its mandate of regulating the profession of Soil Science in Nigeria, while pledging its commitment to working closely with the institute to ensure food and economic security.

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has commended the Nigeria Institute of Soil Science (NISS) for stain through to its mandate of regulating the profession of Soil Science in Nigeria, while pledging its commitment to working closely with the institute to ensure food and economic security.

This was made known by the permanent Secretary, FCTA, Mr. Olusade Adesola when he received on behalf of the FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, members of the Governing Council of the Institute led by its President, Professor Ayoade Ogunkule during a courtesy visit.

Olusade assured that the FCT Administration will through its relevant Secretariats, Departments and Agencies (SDA’s) take measures that will further bolster existing collaboration with the institute towards improving the quality of soil and adding value to the development of the FCT.

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“We are here to receive you today on behalf of the FCT Minister, by my person Adesola Olusade, Permanent Secretary FCTA, the Mandate Secretary Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat, FCT, Abubakar Ibrahim and other management of staff in the Secretariat”.

“We are very much aware of the accomplishments of the institute particularly in the aspect of soil management. We also note that if the quality of soil is weak our farmers will have nothing to show. To therefore have a body to regulate the use of soil is a welcomed development” He said

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The President of the Council, Prof. Ayoade Ogunkunle, on his own explained that the institute was an agency under the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development with its Act enacted and signed by President Muhammadu Buhari on February 3, 2017.

Ogunkunle pointed out that any nation that don’t manage soil well, will destroy it and be in serious problem because soil is like the home for everybody such as human beings, plants, animals, adding that it will take many years to restore any soil that is destroyed.

 

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