As a means of increasing farm produce, enhancing economic growth and development as well as healthier living, the Executive Director of the Institute for Agricultural Research and Training (I.A.R&T), Prof. James A. Adediran on Tuesday called for proper utilisation and maintenance of the Nigerian soil.
He made the disclosure while speaking at a programme organised by the foremost agricultural research institute to commemorate this year’s World Soil Day.
Adeniran pointed out the need to adequately and properly taking good care of the soil because “the health of the soil will determine the health of the people occupying it.”
The I.A.R&T boss noted that the consequence of adequately taking care of the soil is capable of leading to poverty, hunger and famine in the country.
According to him, “The World Soil Day is a day set aside by the International Union of Soil Science to sensitize people on the need to take care of our soil. We are all aware that all living things come from the soil.
” It is to enlighten everybody on how they can take care of the soil. The health of the soil is critical to the survival of different organisms. Our farmers depend on the soil for farm produce”.