From: Bamidele Fashube, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has renewed the appointment of Dr Olusegun Ojo as the Director-General, National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC).
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, made this known in statement issued in Abuja on Monday.
The DG was first appointed in May 2015, at a time when the Council and the seed sector were faced with challenges and dwindling resources occasioned by economic recession.
“Prior to his appointment in 2015, he had worked as a seed scientist for over 35 years.
“His areas of special expertise include seed certification and quality control, seed production, seed testing, seed conditioning, seed storage and capacity building.”
“Ojo has deployed his wealth of experience in transforming the council into an innovative agency that has recorded tremendous growth and progress, while the momentum toward the actualisation of its mandate continuously increases,” it reads.
Also in a letter addressed to the DG, with reference number, NASC/FMA/RWHMA/723/VOL.1/69, Ogbeh lauded the DG while he conveyed the President’s approval for the tenure renew.
“I wish to convey Mr. President’s approval for the renewal of your appointment as the Director General/CEO, National Agricultural Seeds Council for a second and final term of four years.
“This appointment is with effect from 26th May, 2019 in line with the conditions of service of the NASC as contained in the extant rules and regulations of such appointments, as approved by the Federal Government.”