IGSOSA Lecture: Retrace Your Steps Back To Agriculture – Prof. Charles Aworh Advises FG



Private investment in Agriculture, value addition through establishment of food SMEs and partnership with the government will promote local raw material outsourcing and demand-driven production that will increase agricultural output and promote sustainable rural development.

A guest lecturer and president, of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology, Professor Charles Aworh stated this at the eighth Emmanuel Alayande Memorial Distinguished Alumni lecture titled, Nigeria’s Quest for Sustainable Food Security:challenges, Missed Opportunities, and Future Projects.

Professor Aworh mentioned that agriculture is the bedrock of the nation which had contributed meaningfully to the nation before the discovery of crude oil.

Professor Aworh who noted that over sixty percent of Nigerians lived in poverty advised the Nigerian government to trace her step back to agriculture to ensure food security.

Chairman on the occasion, Justice Mojeed Owoade explained that the programme was put together to sustain the memory of the Late Pa Emmanuel Alayande who was the founding father of Ibadan Grammar School.

The 13th National President of Ibadan Grammar School Old Students’ Association, IGSOSA, Mr. Gaphar Ojetola called on the government to formulate good policies that will promote agriculture as well as create an enabling environment for agriculture to thrive.

Dignitaries at the event include the daughter of late pa Alayande, Mrs. Olubukola Oni, a well-known publisher, Professor Kolade Mosuro, Olu Of Orile Ilawo, Oba Alexander Macgregor, representatives of Oyo State Commissioner of Education, Science, and Technology and his agriculture and rural development counterpart.

The program featured an appreciation award, a food exhibition, a students’ presentation, funds donations, and the presentation of gifts to the best students and teachers.

The lecture was also attended by the general manager paramount Fm Abeokuta, Mr Akinyinka Akintola who is a member of IGSOSA executive.

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