Adamawa Provost Appeals TETFUND Fundings For Colleges of Agriculture
Emmanuel Samuel, Yola
The Provost of College of Agriculture Ganye in Adamawa State , Engr Hussaini Idris Danjuma has appealed to the Federal Government to integrate the funding of the Colleges of Agriculture across the nation into its security policy
He said this in an interactive session with THISDAY on Wednesday after the College matriculation ceremony was held recently in Ganye and noted that the FG can best do this by re-enlisting the colleges into TETFUND beneficiary institutions
“ The rationale behind denying the colleges of Agriculture TETFUND funds is not understood, how can Nigeria achieve its food security policies without funding the colleges of Agriculture.?
He further revealed that most countries all over the world uses colleges of Agriculture to achieve their food security need but surprisingly Nigeria is negligible on funding and equipping the colleges of Agriculture for better agricultural research to aid food and animals productions .
According to him, the current challenges of global warming and climate change has posted the dire need of Agricultural expertise to enable efficient Modern agricultural productions to achieve adequate food security for the nation than the usual subsistence kind of Agricultural which is done in smaller quantities without the use of modern machine or equipments.
He said the withdrawal of TETFUND funding for colleges of Agriculture was done in error and politicized to suit the interest of some institutions at the detriment of the colleges of Agriculture following the importance of the colleges at this most challenging time when the country is in dire need of food
Danjuma appealed to the Federal Government to revisit the food security policies that delisted the colleges of Agriculture among TETFUND beneficiary’s institutions in Nigeria.
‘“ l prayed the authorities concerned to revisit the food security policies to enlist the colleges of Agriculture into the funding of TETFUND in order to achieve food security and addresses the challenges of global warming and climate change threatening our existence “ he said
The provost lamented that some motives behind some of our policies are selfish adding that it was done just to meet the current whims and caprices of those in authorities at that moment and does not addresses the entirety of the challenges.
He also thanked the state governor , RT Hon Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri and Senator Binoes Yaroe for their timely intervention in renovating the college classrooms and the supply of latest HP Laptops and Computers to get the college connected to the internet respectively.