Telecoms firm names Atiku Abubakar chairman

Agricom Field Services Network, a telecommunications company, on Saturday announced the appointment of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar as its chairman.

This was contained in a statement signed by Agricom’s Executive Vice Chairman, Adegboyega Olulade, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Saturday.

Olulade expressed delight that the former Vice President had agreed to bring his wealth of experience, both in agriculture and other successful businesses, to Agricom.

As a farmer himself and as someone who recently diversified into the production of animal feeds and fertiliser, “we are confident that our chairman will give Agricom focused and visionary leadership and also wish our new chairman a successful tenure in office,’’ it stated.

Agricom worked closely with the Federal and States Ministries of Agriculture to provide regular and timely information to millions of farmers, thus bridging the gap between government officials and farmers.

According to the statement, Agricom is already operating in a number of states in the country and it is expected to be launched nationally soon.

“AdonaiNet Nigeria Limited, the parent company of Agricom, was the nation’s biggest Closed User Group (CUG) telecom service provider.