Obasanjo flays UAM for operating obsolete farm
Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed disappointment with the management of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi for operating an obsolete farm plantation that does not match modern trends.
Obasanjo made his feelings known yesterday in Makurdi when he led members of the Zero Hunger Forum on a field visit to the institution, saying that with what he has seen, it means the university has failed in its primary objective.
He said it was better for the institution to replace their palm trees with the improved variety and used the obsolete ones to brew palm wine for sale to boost the income of the institution.
He said that the lecturers do not need to embark on strike as a result of nonpayment of allowance, stressing that it was uncalled for and since their salaries were paid up-to-date, they ought not to have embarked on strike no matter the circumstances.
The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom urged the management of the institutionís farm to uproot the old palm trees and replace them with improved variety to enable them improve on their income.
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