To fulfill one of the core mandates of its establishment, the Federal University of Technology, Akure , has commenced commercial farming.
Flagging off the venture, the chairman of the governing council of the university; Joseph Waku, described the move as a right step in the right direction.
He expressed happiness and optimism that it will not only contribute to; the banishment of hunger in and around FUTA and Akure environs, but it will also boost the internally generated; revenue of the Institution.
Mr. Waku, a former senator said the a Federal University of Technology, Akure, has by its action, again demonstrated its relevance to the society by taking its rightly position through aggressive production of agricultural produce for neighboring communities and generating more revenue for the Institution.
He also said through the exercise, peasant farmers would be; educated on mechanized farming.
Speaking at the event, the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Joseph Fuwape, expressed his gratitude to the council for approving the proposal to commercialize farming on campus.
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