The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) is set to collaborate with the Premier Agribusiness Academy (PAA) in training officers on agribusiness as part of the preparation for their retirement.
Toromade Francis, director-general, Premier Agribusiness Academy made this known shortly after a collaboration meeting with AIG Aishatu Abubakar, who also doubles as President Veterinary Council of Nigeria (VCN), and CSP Taariminge Zirrah Faive, head of administration -Force Animal Branch, Department of Operations at the Force Headquarters in Abuja recently.
According to him, the training is necessary to adequately prepare and equip police officers who are willing to engage in farming activities after their retirement. He added that, without proper training, officers may struggle to succeed in the trade or could be swindled as they do not have prior knowledge or understanding of agribusiness.
He intimated that once all modalities for the partnership have been concluded, PAA will train officers on all aspects of agribusiness including poultry, agronomy (maize, soybean, and cassava among others), and aquaculture.