Wednesday, April 24, 2024

NSPRI Inaugurates Ibadan Zonal Office, Charged On Continuous Innovation

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar, has urged the Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute (NSPRI) to continue to come up with more innovations that are convenient, accessible and affordable for the common man to adopt.

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar, has urged the Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute (NSPRI) to continue to come up with more innovations that are convenient, accessible and affordable for the common man to adopt.

Abubakar made this disclosure during the inauguration of the administrative complex of NSPRI, Ibadan Zonal Office, noting that inauguration of the zonal administrative office falls perfectly into the target set out for all research institutes to ensure optimal performance of all out stations.

NSPRI was mandated to carry out special studies such as stored products pests, pesticide formulations, residue and mycotoxin surveys, as well as research into bulk storage problem of export commodities and local food crops.

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The institute also deals with development of quality standards for the processing and packaging of agricultural products useful for small and medium scale enterprises to enhance the marketability of the products locally and internationally.

The Minister, who was represented at the occasion by the Executive Secretary, Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN), Professor Garba Hamidu Sharubutu, stated that he’s delighted at the progress which NSPRI is makng and that he wants to see more innovation being churned out by the institute.

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Executive Director, NSPRI, Dr Patricia Pessu, noted that the construction of administrative complex has been deliberate and strategic, adding that the complex does not only house administrative offices but also new laboratories.

“The overall goal is to ensure that by providing our researchers and other staff with a most conducive work environment, the institute can continue to churn out scientific innovations that boost food security and add real value to lives of our people.

 

 

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