Meanwhile, the Dean, College of Animal Science and Livestock Production (COLANIM) and member, Governing Council of the University, Professor Christian Ikeobi, has revealed that he was humbled by the recent honour bestowed on him by the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS). Professor Ikeobi was conferred with the Fellowship of the Institute alongside Professor (Mrs.) Olufunmilayo Adebambo, the Director, Biotechnology Centre.

He said the award was in recognition of his professional experience and activities in the Institute.
“I have been a member of the institute since 2009 and also a member of the Governing Council since August 2011. I have also been the Chairman of the Mandatory Continuing Professional Education Committee of the Institute for about two years now”, he stated. Professor Ikeobi pointed out that the NIAS had been the vanguard of ensuring food security in Nigeria by enforcing standards in animal production. These include Poultry Production, Animal Feed Production, Animal Processing and other livestock production activities.

He noted that the honour was also a recognition of the University’s role in leadership, training and mentoring young Animal Scientists based on the Institute’s perception that FUNAAB was highly-rated in the field of Animal Science, with the designating of the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics (ABG) as a Centre of Excellence in Animal Breeding and Genetics and Animal Biotechnology.

The NIAS Fellow noted that FUNAAB could stand shoulder high among its contemporaries in academic standards, administration, manpower training and aesthetics, as hestudents to always maintain good relationship with their lecturers and to obey constituted authorities.

Last Updated on May 30, 2014 by admin

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