Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

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The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is a ministry of the Nigerian government that regulates agricultural research, agriculture and natural resources, forestry and veterinary research throughout Nigeria.[1] Audu Innocent Ogbeh is the current Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development he was appoint to head the ministry by president Muhammadu Buhari in November 2015.[2] Akinwumi Adesina was appointed Federal Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development by President Goodluck Jonathan in June 2011. The ministry was previously headed by Adamu Bello, Abba Sayyadi Ruma[3] and Sheikh Ahmed Abdullah.

The ministry is responsible for various parastatals. It supervises and provides funding for research institutes such as the National Root Crops Research Institute and colleges of agriculture and forestry.

In April 2010 when Goodluck Jonathan appointed Sheikh Ahmed Abdullah the Ministry of Water Resources became separate from the Ministry of Agriculture.[4]

Ibukun Odusote is the permanent secretary for the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ministry of Agriculture & Water Resources". AfDevInfo. Retrieved 2010-03-27. 
  2. ^ "BREAKING:Audu Ogbeh appointed Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development". November 11, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Welcome". Abba Sayyadi Ruma. Archived from the original on 2010-03-26. Retrieved 2009-12-15. 
  4. ^ George Oji (7 April 2010). "Jonathan Takes Over Ministry of Power". ThisDay. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  5. ^ Ibukun Odusote Archived 2 February 2016 at the Wayback Machine., Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Retrieved 23 January 2016