Dr. Olufiropo Awokola, the Deputy Dean, Student Affairs and Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering of the University has been elected as the Chairman, Cattle Production Venture (CPV)Stakeholders of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), during the venture’s stakeholders’ Meeting held recently.

Speaking at the occasion, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Oyewole, represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development), Professor Felix Salako, acknowledged the efforts of the Chairperson, Professor (Mrs.) Daisy Eruvbetine, in transforming the venture. He expressed the readiness of the University Management to give full support to the project, so as to reduce the financial burden on the nation caused by cattle importation. The Vice-Chancellor added that the project had also been impactful on the teaching and research activities of the University.

Professor (Mrs.) Eruvbetine appreciated the support so far given to the venture by the University Management. She disclosed that the project was made up of 33 stakeholders comprising 19 members from FUNAAB and 14 other members from outside the University. Apart from providing investment opportunities for the stakeholders, she added that other services rendered by the venture include popularising cattle production in the South-Western states, students training and income generation for the University. She, however, appealed to the stakeholders to always pay up their monthly dues to aid the smooth running of the venture.

Dr. Awokola, who was unanimously elected as the substantive Chairman, called on the stakeholders to be more united, focused, committed and determined to take the venture to greater heights.

Last Updated on May 15, 2014 by admin

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