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Following invitation by the National Cereal Research Institute (NCRI) and a visit by scientists from the IBB University for the interactive session with the Biotechnology and Central Laboratory Services Directorate at the Institute, both parties are presently working on a Memorandum of Understanding embracing:

1. Research:
a) Breeding and harnessing of non-food plants as raw materials for biogas/biofuel renewable energy generation;
b) Rice cum Fish breeding for national food security enhancement.

2. Teaching: NCRI staff in the appropriate rank and experience to offer adjunct teaching services for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching at IBBU in the appropriate departments.

3. Industrial Training: NCRI to sustain industrial training for IBBU SIWES students and other practicals in the relevant IBBU departments.

4. Laboratory Facilities: IBBU and NCRI to share / have access to common usage of laboratory facilities in respect of items 1-3 above and for individual researchers from both parties (at fees chargeable where necessary).

IBBU Director of Academic Planning, Dr. Mohammed Aliyu Paiko, delivers IBBU goodwill message at the reception venue of the interactive visit to NCRI Badeggi.

NCRI scientists take IBBU team on a tour of laboratory facilities at NCRI Badeggi. IBBU Director of the Centre for Applied Sciences and Technology Research (CASTER), Prof. N. G. Obaje, Deputy Director, Dr. Mrs. Naomi John Dadi-Mamud, Dr A.S.I Gudugi and NCRI Director of Laboratory Services and Communications listen attentively

IBBU Director of Academic Planning in a group photograph with IBBU students who are on SIWES placement with NCRI Badeggi

IBBU and NCRI teams in a group photograph. Front row from left: Dr. John (HOD Microbiology), Dr. Ibrahim (HOD Biology), NCRI staff, Prof. Obaje (Director-CASTER), Director-NCRI Laboratory Services, Dr. Paiko (Director-Academic Planning), Dr. Oladipupo (HOD Physics), Dr. Dadi-Mamud (Deputy Director-CASTER). Dr. Vincent Balogu (Microbiology) and Dr. Sayyeedi (HOD Food Science) are 5th and 7th from left at the back row