Nigerian Society for Animal Production holds Annual Conference, Pays Courtesy visit to UI VC

By Aduwo Ayodele

Executives of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP) have on Monday, 25th March, 2024, paid an official visit to the Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, just as the Society is set to commence its annual conference.

The three days conference, hosted by the Faculty of Agriculture through the Department of Animal Science and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ibadan, is the largest assemblage of active global practitioners of livestock production in Nigeria.

The Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ibadan, Professor Andrew Omojola led the visitors and members of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) to the University of Ibadan management team.

The visiting team, which was received on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kayode O. Adebowale, by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic, Prof. Aderonke M. Baiyeroju., was commended the Society for coming back to the University to mark the 50th anniversary of the  establishment of the Society in UI since 1973.

Professor Baiyeroju stated that even though the University of Ibadan is presently ranked in the Times Higher Education Rankings as the best in Nigeria, best in West Africa and sixth in Africa, UI has continued to be better.

The DVC said the Faculty of Agriculture is one of the flagships of UI and has done a lot to raise the standard of agriculture in Nigeria, most especially in the area of research.

Expressing her concern, the Deputy Vice Chancellor advised NSAP executive members to mentor the younger ones  so that they could without difficulty take over from the older members.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, Professor Oluyemisi A. Bamgbose, in her own words, appreciated the efforts of a member of the  Society, Prof. Jacob Babayemi, the Director of UI Shopwell, “for providing healthy and nutritious poultry  and other  animal products for the consumption of members  of the University community”.

Speaking during the visit, the President, Nigerian Society for Animal Production, Professor Francis O. Abeke said that the visit was part of the programmes for the 49th Annual Conference and the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of NSAP.

Professor Abeke acknowledged a long term Editor-in-Chief of the association, as well as an alumnus of UI, Professor Julius Ikhatua, for his tenacity and his contribution towards the progress of the association, highlighting that he is a true example of the excellence inherent in UI and its graduates.


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