The Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has taken a new job as Africa’s Ambassador for ‘Agricultural Technology’, an appointment by the African Agricultural Technology Foundation.
DAILY POST learnt this in a statement by the Communication Officer of AATF, Alex Abutu, to Journalists in Kaduna State on Friday.
Accordingly, AATF Executive Director, Dr Canisius Kanangire disclosed that the appointment was necessary due to Jonathan’s track record in championing agricultural transformation on the African continent.
He says, “Dr Jonathan was able to demonstrate in Nigeria that agriculture should be treated as a business and supported by relevant policies to improve the livelihoods of our growing farming population.
While accepting the appointment, Jonathan reiterated his interest in driving food security and transformation across Africa.
In 2003 AAFT was established to address Africa’s food security potential via agricultural technology.