- Much to the surprise and anger of the Senate, Nigeria's top research council, RMRDC, listed Kilishi production as part of its research breakthrough
- RMRDC boss, Hussain Ibrahim, made the laughter-courting disclosure when being grilled by the Senate committee on science and technology
- Ibrahim also revealed that there is a research success in the discovery of two varieties of Sorghum
It was a mild drama on Monday, June 8, in the Senate as Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) listed kilishi production as part of its research breakthrough in 33 years.
Speaking on Tuesday, RMRDC director-general, Professor Hussain Ibrahim, told the Senate committee on science and technology that the locally-made roasted and spiced meat is one of the successes made by the council.
Kilishi is popular in the north and it is a specially made meat being sold to travellers in various motor parks and other top places.
According to the report contained in Vanguard, the drama ensued after the Senate committee through its chairman, Uche Ekwunife, asked Ibrahim to list some of the achievements of the council over time.
Ekwunife stressed that the RMRDC boss should focus his explanation on the areas of health, brewery, construction, science, and technology, or agriculture.
In his response, Ibrahim said the council has discovered two varieties of Sorghum through a successful partnership with the institute of agriculture.
"In our 30 years of research activities, we are still the largest research Institute. But to be candid with you, we are making progress.
“For now, we have developed technology to optimise Kilishi production. Research activities take time,” Ibrahim further explained.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the leadership of the ninth National Assembly has lifted the lids on the mode of relationship between the legislature and the executive arm led by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking with Daily Trust, Ahmad Lawan, the Senate president and the leader of NASS, said the federal lawmakers and the executive body are on "the same page."
Lawan made the disclosure as part of activities marking one year of the ninth NASS. The Assembly was inaugurated on June 11, 2019, after Lawan got 79 votes to beat Mohammed Ali Ndume to the respected stool of the Senate leadership.
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