The Academic Staff Union of Universities’ UNAAB Multipurpose Co-operative Society recently held its 12th Annual General Meeting. While welcoming co-operators, the immediate past President, Professor Bolanle Akeredolu-Ale and Dean, College of Agricultural Management and Rural Development (COLAMRUD) appreciated the support given to her team in the appraised year by the members of the co-operative society. She also acknowledged the contributions of various stakeholders, most especially, the University Management and ASUU for the betterment of the co-operative society. Professor Akeredolu-Ale appealed to members to give their full support to the incoming executives that were elected during the last meeting. They were: Dr. Omotola Jayeola, Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, College of Environmental Resources Management (COLERM), President; Professor Adebukunola Omemu, Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, College of Food Science and Human Ecology (COLFHEC), Vice-President; Dr. Oluwagbemiga Egbetade, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine (COLVET), Financial Secretary; Dr. (Mrs.) Regina Ugbaja, Department of Biochemistry, College of Biological Sciences (COLBIOS), Treasurer; Dr. Adeboye Fafiolu, Department of Animal Nutrition, College of Animal Science and Livestock Production (COLANIM), Secretary; and Dr. Segun Oladoye, Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, COLERM, Investment Officer.
The Chairman, Ad-hoc Investment and Committee, Professor Peter Okuneye, Department of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management, College of Agricultural Management and Rural Development (COLAMRUD) had stated that, the committee met severally and made the following recommendations to be considered for the progress of the society. Educational: establishment of crèche, nursery and primary school, secondary school. Real estate that it would involve acquiring some hectares of land for building hostels and for sale to members, at reasonable but profitable prices. Hospitality business that would be in the form of guest houses or hotels with minimal facilities like small and medium scale businesses, which would include the establishment of eateries, supermarkets, boutique, stationeries, computer and related commodity businesses. transportation businesses: the purchase of taxis and buses for a minimum distance of 200km.
Goodwill messages were sent in by the Acting Bursar, Mrs. Oluremi Oyewunmi, who was represented by Mr. Vincent Egbuna of the Bursary Department; the Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities, FUNAAB, Dr. Adebayo Oni, Department of Animal Nutrition, College of Animal Science and Livestock Production (COLANIM) and the Director of Co-operative Services, Ogun State. While giving the acceptance speech, the newly-elected President, Dr. Omotola Jayeola, thanked all the members for the trust bestowed on him and other members of the executive to run the affairs of the society. He, therefore, pledged on behalf of the executives their total loyalty, commitment for the upliftment of the cooperative society.