The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (GCON) has approved the reappointment of Dr. Latif Demola Busari as the Executive Secretary of the National Sugar Development Council (NSDC), Abuja for a 2nd term.
A letter of appointment signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Engineer Babachir David Lawal, confirmed that the appointment takes effect from Wednesday, 22nd February, 2017 and it is for a period of four years.
Dr. Busari hails from Ilorin, Kwara state and holds a PhD in Agronomy from the University of Ibadan. He spent decades on research of sugarcane as a crop and policy formulation of the sugar sector.
A onetime Chief Research Officer and Head, Sugarcane Research Programme of NCRI, Badegi, former Assistant Director, Agriculture and Natural Sciences of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology and former Director, Policy, Planning Research and Statistics of the National Sugar Development Council. Dr. Busari was first appointed as Executive Secretary of the NSDC in 2012 for a four year term.
He is a member/fellow of several professional bodies in agriculture and management. He is widely travelled and has authored several technical reports and publications including his definitive book on the sugar industry in Nigeria titled, “The Nigerian Sugar Industry: Bitter-Sweet Lessons.
Dr. Busari, a happily married man and grandfather has since assumed duty.
AHMED M. WAZIRI
HEAD, PUBLIC AFFAIRS, NSDC ABUJA