The Commander of the Nigerian Air Force Detachment, Ibadan, Air Commodore K.E. Adediji paid a courtesy visit to IITA on Friday and sought areas of possible collaboration between IITA and his command.
Adediji, who assumed office in Ibadan, last year, said the visit to IITA was significant in view of the strategic importance of IITA to Nigeria and Africa in general.
Receiving the Commander, the Acting IITA Director General, Dr Kenton Dashiell explained the vision and mission of IITA, adding that IITA would be willing to partner and support the Nigeria Air Force in the area of food security.
Dr Dashiell commended the Nigerian Government for her support over the years, stressing that the Institute was in support of the Nigeria’s Agricultural Transformation Agenda.