The African Agricultural Technology Foundation has appointed a Former President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan, as Africa’s Ambassador for ‘Agricultural Technology’
The AATF Executive Director, Dr Canisius Kanangire, said that the appointment was informed by Jonathan’s track record of championing agricultural transformation on the continent.
This was revealed in a statement by the AATF’s Communication Officer, Alex Abutu, released to journalists in Kaduna State on Friday.
The statement noted that Jonathan, who served as the President of Nigeria from 2010 to 2015, had been at the forefront of agricultural improvement on the continent.
According to the statement, while accepting the appointment, Jonathan said that as a former Head of State, his interest in serving the continent was driven by his interest in driving food security and transformation for a better quality of life in Africa.
“Dr Jonathan was able to demonstrate in Nigeria that agriculture should be treated as a business and supported by relevant policies for the improvement of the livelihoods of our growing farming population” said Kanagire
“Dr Jonathan is a Pan Africanist who had stood for the eradication of rural poverty and the peaceful coexistence of the continent, hence his involvement in peaceful conflict resolution on the continent.