Abuja — President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua has approved members of boards for parastatals in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
In a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Olusegun Adeniyi, the Nigeria Agricultural Cooperative and Rural Development Bank has Chief Gordon Bozimo as chairman. Mr. Mike U. Chukwu is chairman of the National Rootcrops Research Institute, while Mr. David Edoh, Dr. Sunday Jacob Akikibofori, Mr. Wale Ogunbanjo, Chief Edgar Oyibo, Engr. Kabir Wanni and Ahmed Dahiru Beli are members.
The Rubber Research Institute of Nigeria has Air Commodore Dan Suleiman as chairman. Members are Dr. Sharon Oviemuno, Obuo David Ashang, OON, Mr. Rowland Okpiabuele, Chief (Hon.) Mark Odua, Mrs. Esther Tingir, Hon. Uba Nana and Usman Saidu Mairiga.
Otunba Tola Odulaja is chairman of the National Centre for Agricultural Mechanisation, Ilorin; while Kainji Lake Research Institute has Dr. Abdullahi Umar as chairman. Members are Halliru M. Gumburajo, Ibrahim Abba Masta, Yomi Awoniyi, Mrs. Georgina Essien, Lady Rebecca Anozie and Dr. Turhimbi Suluga.
The board of the Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute is chaired by Aliyu Usman Haruna, while Prince Victor Nduka Agwu, Sanusi Bappa, Mr. Sunday Ademola Alalade, Dr. M. M. Wokili, Muhammed Maikudi Kayi and Alh. Muhammadu Sabo Kaena are members.National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom, has Dr. Isaac Egboja as chairman, with Dr. Iyke Njoku, Dr. Onyekachi Ezenwa, Mr. Dapo Ojora, Col. Aminu Isa Kontagora, AVM Umaru Abbas and Senator Walid Jibrin as members. Mr. Mark Ukpo is chairman of the National Horticultural Research Institute, with Alh. Yaro Makama, Prince Yemi Aderigbe, Hon. (Chief) Mrs. Akanwa, Mr. Temple Onuigbo, Iwantan Ola Rufus and Alh. Ado Isyaku Daddauda as members.The Lake Chad Research Institute has Lamido Mohammed Nafada as chairman, while Emmanuel Odinia, Aminu Bamanga, Mallam Abba Umar, Umaru Faruk Abdullahi, Tim Ogwuru and Sen. Robert Koleoso are members. Igwe Ginger Ibeneme is chairman of the National Cereals Research Institute, with Dr. Clement Agwu, Alh. Sule Daninna, Hajiya Amina Suleiman Tagwai, Hajiya salamatu Gobir, Hon. Mahmud A. Enagi and Chief Owen Nwokolo as members.Chief (Hon.) Mao Ohuabunwa is chairman of the National Animal Production Research Institute, while Aminu Mohammed Nafada, Sen. Abubakar Girei, Shehu Sani Faskari, Amb. Abubakar Udu, Chief (Mrs.) Gertrude Oduka and Engr. Jamiu Adeleye are members. The Agicultural and Rural Management Training Institute has Bashorun Sunday Ogunlade as chairman, while Muhammed Maikudi Kayi is member of the board. The National Parks Service Board is chaired by Sen. Hamisu Musa, with Alh. Isa Abdullahi Soba, Arc. Dejo Omotosho and Sen. Musa Adede as members.The board of the Institute for Agricultural Research and Training, ife will be chaired by Barr. Peter Eze, while Mrs. Gladys Nwafor, Otunba Basirat Nahidi, Nwakanma Diala Uka, Anthony Ogullah, Chief Godwin Dabo and Aliyu Gabdo are members; Suleiman Abdullahi is chairman of the National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Service, ABU, while Chief P.Y.Biakpara, Alh. Umaru Baba, Mrs. Alero I. Ogundipe and Mamman Magaji are members. Dr. S. O. Ogbemudia is chairman of the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria, with Mrs. Aishatu Ibrahim, Jide Chime, Jacob Oladimeji and Mutari Ibrahim as members.The Nigeria Agricultural Insurance Corporation(NAIC) has Alh. Ahmed Liman Katagum as chairman, while Barr. Charles Edosomwan, SAN, Alh. Ajagbe Adejumo and Maigari Usman Malala are members; Col. Edo Obi (rtd.) is chairman of the Institute of Agricultural Research board. Members are Alh. Ibrahim Hassan, Mr. Emeka Ononiba, Dr. Alex A.A.Obi, Mohammed Bamanga Pariya, Capt. Ibrahim Abdullahi and Mrs. Nike Jones. The Nigerian Institute of Oil Palm Research board is chaired by Prof. C.C. Nwosu, with Col. Lambert Ihenacho, Ozomena Njoku, Hajia Mairo Momoh, Chief Ewie Aimiewauu, Air Commodore Ibrahim Dada, Hadi Mustapha, Abiodun Jibona and Chief Haa Orpin as members.Alh. Malam Gana Badu is chairman of the National Institute for Fresh Water Fisheries Research, while members are Amb. Hamza Abubakar, Garba Adamu Ismaila, Arc. Matthew Ukelere, Barr. Chris Akiri, Hon. Collins and Barr. Dan Harry; the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria has Kasimu Baura as chairman, with Hon. Saheed Kekere Ekun, Alh. Isiaka Amusa, Hon. Samson Esemuede, Mr. Waheed Owokorodu, Mr. Abubakar Tsav and Dr. Henry Alapikin as members.The Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria board is chaired by Chief Dickson Imasogie. Members are Kenneth Chukwuegbo, Brig. Gen. Salihu Tunde Bello, Abdul S. Kofarsauri, Bala Ahmed, Engr. John Akhayere and Dr. Martin Ikechukwu Ifeanocha. Chief Boyede Oluwole is chairman of the National Institute of Oceanography and Marine Research, while members are Hon. James Pine, Chief Oliver Ani, Ibineye Lolo Tamunaemi, Emelike I. Kalu, Senator John M. Danboyi and Alh. Hassan Saka-Debo.