To promote productivity and improve efficiency, the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAAB), Professor Kolawole Salako, handed over advanced mechanized agricultural equipment to the relevant units and colleges of the university.
The equipment includes a mobile seed treatment unit, boom sprayers, fertilizer spreaders, rigger, harrows, plow, cassava harvester and loading crane, which were handed over to the College of Science plants and plant production (COLPLANT), Department of University Farms (DUFARMS) and the Community Based Farming Scheme (COBFAS).
In his speech, the Vice-Chancellor revealed that the equipment of the Mobile Seed Processing Unit has been acquired with the support of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture.
According to him, “being under the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, this is one of the good things that we benefit from in terms of capital funds and we have spent money on the purchase of this mobile processing unit. of seeds due to the request of the Ministry of Plant Improvement and Seed Technology.
I just hope we will use all of these things effectively and efficiently.
Salako, who ordered the equipment to be used as soon as possible, revealed that experts would be contacted to assemble the equipment for use.
Handing the equipment over to Dean, COLPLANT, Professor Mufutau Atayese, the Vice Chancellor said: “COLPLANT would oversee the equipment and would also be ready to make it available to those who need it without compromising safety.”
The Vice-Chancellor also handed over the boom sprayers, fertilizer spreaders, rigger, harrows, plow and cassava harvester to the director, DUFARMS, Mr. Joseph Olobashola and to the director, COBFAS, Professor Sunday Adigbo with a load that the equipment is put in good use condition.
In response, COLPLANT Dean, Professor Atayese thanked the University Management for the support, assuring that it will be used effectively and not misused.