January 30, 2023
Dry land agriculture: Gawuna applauds centre Dr Nasiru Gawuna

Dry land agriculture: Gawuna applauds centre

By Abba Dukawa

Kano State deputy governor, Dr.Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna has appre­ciated the Centre for Dry land Ag­riculture (CDA) Bayero University, Kano for training about 1,500 beneficiaries on different commodity value chains under the women and youth empowerment pro­gramme of APPEALS Project.

He also commended the centre for the joint training it conducted on effective ex­tension service delivery alongside Kano State Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (KNARDA) for 129 newly re­cruited extension staff.

“We are highly appreciative of the CDA in this regard and look forward to more collaboration in future,” he said.

The deputy governor made the assertion on Wednesday during the CDA open day to commemorate its 10th year anniversary and honour staff, partners and other stake­holders which was held at the CDA Train­ing and Research Farm of the university.

He further said during period, the cen­ter has recorded significant achievements in the area of teaching, training, research and outreach activities.

He said: “In fact, its exceptional per­formance availed it to win another grant from the World Bank to the tune of 5 mil­lion U.S Dollars under the Africa Centres of Excellence for impact project.”

Gawuna also congratulated the center for attaining the feat it has achieved over the years.

He assured them of cooperation and support.

On his part, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. SagirAdamu Abbas, said the management team was ever willing to continue to support the centre in all its activities towards achieving its mission in addressing the African developmental challenges through cutting-edge research, knowledge transfer and training of high quality graduates in tandem with the mis­sion of the university.

Speaking earlier, the Director of center, Prof. Jibrin Muhammad Jibrin, explained that the centre is a World Bank supported African for excellence established by the university to serve as a regional training hub for West and Central Africa sub-re­gions.

He added that the event was organised to honour staff and stakeholders who have contributed and impacted immensely to­wards achieving the feat.

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