By GABREIL EWEPU
THE Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, yesterday sought for closer collaboration with the Nigeria Computer Science, NCS, to transform the sector.
The call was made by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mrs. Ibukun Odusote while delivering a paper titled, ‘Opportunities for Investment in Nigeria’s Agriculture’, at the breakfast meeting of the College of Fellows of the Nigeria Computer Science (NCS) in Iloko-Ijesha, Osun State.
Odusote said the support of NCS would further boost the achievement and success recorded in agricultural sector under the present administration, especially in digital management of the new silos built by the federal government across the country.
She stated that such support from NCS will add more value to the performance and productivity of the silos’ management and staff in measuring content, quantity and output of grains contained in each silo, and enabling the ministry to efficiently manage and deploy the contents to the people for consumption.
Odusote said: “Our partnership with Nigeria Computer Science ,NCS, will enable us to achieve a better and faster result, that will enable us eliminate corruption in our system and empower a whole new generation of farmers who were now seduced into farming”.
”We need to continuously update the data and it is Information Technology, IT, that can help us to update and manage the data at the newly built silos.