The University of Ilorin in Kwara State has mapped out 5,000 hectares from its 15, 000 hectares land allocation for commercial agriculture.
Vice-Chancellor of the school Sulyman Abdulkareem revealed this in Ilorin on Tuesday at the official presentation of items purchased by the 1988 University set of the Faculty of Agriculture.
According to Abdulkareem, it is part of their contribution to making Nigeria a food basket of Sub-Saharan Africa.
He said the school had started the process of getting a loan of N2 billion from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to push the farming scheme.
In addition, he noted that the institution is using five percent of the total 15,000 hectares of its land mass, stressing that the move would also boost the nation’s economy.