The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Ernest A. Umakhihe, has reiterated Nigeria’s readiness to host the world on the occasion of the 6th African-Wide Agricultural Extension Week. The conference is scheduled to take place at the Abuja Continental Hotel (formerly Sheraton Hotel), Abuja, from 5th to 11th November 2023. He assured members of the National Organising Committee (NOC) of the Conference that the government of the Federation, through the oversight and coordination of the Ministry, is set to make the programme a great success. Members of the NOC who paid him a courtesy visit in his office on Thursday 14 September 2023 were Professor Tunji Arokoyo and Dr Mercy Akeredolu (both AFAAS BOG members), Professor Dele Tologbonse (NIFAAS CFP), and Dr Michael Brook (Director of FDAE), among others.

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