The National Animal Production Research Institute (NAPRI) Ahmadu Bello University,
Zaria, originated from the Shika Farm, which was established in 1928 by
the Department of Agriculture of the then Northern Region of Nigeria.
Although, the laws of the University govern appointment, promotion and
discipline of staff, the Institute is mainly funded through
the Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development but administratively
attached to Ahmadu Bello University. NAPRI staff members participate
actively in the academic programme of the faculties of Agriculture, Veterinary
Medicine and Science.