The Federal Government has approved the appointment of Dr. Aliyu Umar, as the Executive Director/Chief Executive of National Cereals Research Institute (NCRI) Badeggi.

The appointment took effect on the 2nd of July 2018 and will run for a single term of 5 years. It was signed by the Director for Human Resources in Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development [A. C. Bawa (Mrs.)] for the Honourable Minister of Agriculture.

      The new Executive Director (Dr. Aliyu Umar) was born in 1963 and took appointment with the institute as a Research Officer 2, and rose through the ranks until he became Director, Research Outreach Department, a position he occupied until this present appointment.
He has served as head of stations in Uyo and Amakama in Akwa Ibom and Abia States respectively.
A seasoned Scientist, he authored several scientific articles in National and International journals.
He got his Doctorate degree in soil science from Federal University of technology, Minna. He has been one of the top scholars in the institute over the years.

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