Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has been appointed as the Chairman of Agricom Field Services Network, a telecommunication company providing extension services to over 25 million registered farmers in Nigeria through information technology.
Atiku’s appointment was confirmed by the Board of the company.
Also appointed to the Agricom Board is the Executive Director (North), Dr. Adinoyi Ojo Onukaba, a university teacher, journalist and politician who runs a fish and poultry farm in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FC), Abuja.
In a statement after its Board meeting in Abuja weekend, Agricom’s Executive Vice Chairman Adegboyega Olulade said: “We are happy to have former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as our chairman. As a farmer himself and as someone who recently diversified into the production of animal feeds and fertilizer, we are confident that our chairman will give Agricom focus and visionary leadership,” Olulade said.
According to the statement, Agricom works closely with the Federal and states ministries of agriculture to provide regular and timely information to millions of farmers, thus bridging the gap between government officials and farmers. Although Agricom is already operating in a number of states in the country, the statement said it is expected to be launched nationally soon.