In recognition of the giant strides made in the Agricultural Sector of Ogun State, the Executive Governor, His Excellency, Prince (Dr) Dapo Abiodun, MFR, bagged the Governor of the Year Award at the Nigeria Agriculture Awards 2020, held at Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abuja, on Wednesday, 2nd December, 2020.
The Nigeria Agriculture Awards 2020, the seventh edition since inception in 2014, was the climax of the Feed Nigeria Summit tagged “Agribusiness: Leading Nigeria’s Recovery”. The event congregated National and International Agricultural stakeholders, including private sector players.
The 2020 Feed Nigeria Summit witnessed attendance by dignitaries and development partners including the Deputy Governor of Kano State, German Ambassador,SSA, Foreign Investment to the Governor of Kano State, Hon. Sani Ahmed Turaki, Representing the H.E. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State.
Prof. Emmnuel Ikani, Chairman, Organizing Committee, Nigeria Agriculture Awards (NAA)
Dr Sabo Yahaya, Senior Policy Coordinator/Special Adviser to the Hon. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
Dr Rose Gidado, Country Director, Open Forum for Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB)
H.E. Rudolf Kulitz, Deputy Ambassador, Federal Republic of Germany and the German Community (Present)
Hjyia Karima Babangida, Director, Federal Department of Agriculture
Professor Eustace Iyayi, Chairman, Feed Nigeria Summit Local Oragnising Committee
Country Director, GIZ
Kenneth Ahaniku, CEO of Neon Agro Commodity Limited
Head of European delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ambassador Ketil Karrison; IFAD Director in Nigeria and Central Africa, Nadine Gbossa; Prof. Egesi, Project Manager NextGen Cassava, Agricultural Development Partners such as IITA, private sector players, relevant farmers and commodity groups, Directors in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture( Gender, Policy, Agricultural Sciences) among others.