VC receives NIFST Executive

The Vice Chancellor, Professor Isaac Uzoma Asuzu, has advised Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST), to be innovative and avoid the mistakes of older associations. He recognized the essence of this and related associations saying “this Institute and similar associations are necessary because they help to forge healthy professional development in our higher institutions” The Vice chancellor said this while receiving a 10-man delegation from the Western Chapter of the NIFST. He expressed happiness at their coming, saying “I appreciate meetings like yours because they are not political but aimed at discussing progress. Groups like yours are necessary to help forge healthy professional development.” 

Earlier in her speech, the immediate past chairperson of Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology, Western Chapter, Mrs. Lola Ajala, had revealed that it was the chapter's usual practice to hold annual conferences where they seek to bring members up to date with recent research developments in Food Technology through seminars, workshops and trainings.

She further disclosed that the aim of their visit was to inaugurate FUOYE's Food Science and Technology Department before this year's annual conference which would hold at Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti or “at Federal University, Oye-Ekiti if the Vice Chancellor will permit us,” she jocularly added.

In his response, the Vice Chancellor noted that an advantage of being new rested in the opportunity to learn from the mistakes of older entities. He then declared unequivocally, “I will give my support to the FUOYE Chapter of NIFST.”

The Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Professor Olusegun Oladimeji, thanked the Vice Chancellor for making out time to receive the group. Also present at the meeting was Dean Faculty of Sciences, Professor S. V. A. Uzochukwu as well as Dr. (Mrs.) E. M. Ogunbusola, Zonal Coordinator, Ondo/Ekiti of NIFST. Also at the meeting were Ruth Gabriel-Ajobiewe, Dr. A.A. Satimehin, Dr. T. A. Sanni, and Dr (Mrs.) Adubuaro.