By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria
The Division of Colleges of Agriculture (DAC), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria has introduced Higher National Diploma (HND) in Irrigation technology.
Professor Musa Abdullahi Mahdi, Director of the Division of the Colleges disclosed this to newsmen in his office at Samaru.
He said, the vision behind the introduction is to train youth on the year-in-year out farming.
According to the Director who recently assumed office, he said the programme will augur well with the Federal Government diversified revenue generation from petroleum to agriculture.
Prof.Mahdi said, Nigeria is blessed with human resources and vast land that if used properly, it will begin to export its farm produce and the lingering issue of importation will be history.
The Director also said they reviewed the college’s curriculum to move the same way with modern agric mechanization for both dry and raining season farming.