The Registrar/CEO Nigerian Institute of Animal Science Prof. E. A. Iyayi, Council President Prof. I .F. Adu and the Management team of NIAS received the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development. In his opening remark, Registrar commended the current administration of President Buhari for putting Agriculture on the front burner for economic diversification. He said the Institute through its mandate has keyed into the Green alternative programme through the various livestock value chain. He later gave an account of the 2016 budget implementation details to the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development. Registrar informed the distinguished Senators that Institute faced some daunting challenges in the course of the year 2016, notable among these are the untimely release of the capital budget, eviction from Office accommodation at Gwarimpa due to unpaid rent and Salary shortfall.
Senate Committee on Agricultural and Rural Development led by its Chairman Senator Adamu Abdullahi during their Interactive section with Senior Management of NIAS
In response, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture Senator Adamu Abdullahi appreciated the sacrifice made by the Institute to have left the city center to a rural setting in uncompleted office accommodation. He also observed that of all MDAs visited fund appropriated for NIAS was least. He, therefore, pledged the Committee’s support within its powers.