The African Agricultural Technology Foundation has announced the appointment of former President, Goodluck Jonathan, as Africa’s Ambassador for Agricultural Technology.
The AATF Executive Director, Dr Canisius Kanangire, announced this in a statement issued to journalists on Friday, in Abuja, after a meeting with the former president in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
Jonathan as AATF’s Ambassador, will see him advocate for advancement of Africa’s agricultural goals and economic growth through the application of innovative technologies and enhanced investment in agriculture, according to The Punch.
While accepting the appointment, the former president said as a former Head of State, his interest in serving the continent was driven by the interest in driving food security and transformation for better quality of life in Africa.
The AATF Executive Director commended Jonathan’s commitment to uplift agriculture on the continent, citing the agricultural transformation agenda he pursued and diligently implemented in Nigeria during his tenure as President.
He further added, “AATF is honoured to have the former president as our Ambassador, whose role will accelerate ongoing efforts to improve our agricultural terrain.”
Jonathan, who served as the Nigerian President from 2010 to 2015, is said to be in the forefront of agricultural improvement on the continent.