Prof. Ikeobi To  Deliver FUNAAB's 62ND Inaugural Lecture~NEWSEXTRA - News Extra Online



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Sunday, 21 March 2021

Prof. Ikeobi To  Deliver FUNAAB's 62ND Inaugural Lecture~NEWSEXTRA

The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) is set to hold its 62nd Inaugural Lecture.

 The Lecture titled,"Why We Look At Things Not Seen: Animal Genes And Their Winking Eyes", will be delivered by Professor Christian Obiora Ndubuisi Ikeobi of the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, College of Animal Science and Livestock Production (COLANIM) on Wednesday March 24, 2021 at the FUNAAB Ceremonial Building, beginning at 2 pm. 

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Felix Kolawole Salako will chair the occcasion.

A Professor of Animal Genetics, Professor Ikeobi's research interest covers the areas of animal genetics, characterization and evaluation of Nigeria’s animal resources, with special emphasis on the local chicken, and on the identification and mapping of quantitative trait loci (genes) affecting broiler chicken traits and disease resistance. 

An eminent Scholar, Professor Ikeobi bagged his Bachelor of Agriculture degree in Animal Science, from the University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria now Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ife, Ile-Ife, while he obtained his Masters and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees from the University of Ibadan (UI), Ibadan.

 Professor Ikeobi has served the University in several capacities some of which includes as Dean, College of Animal Science and Livestock Production (COLANIM), Dean, Student Affairs and Member of the University Governing Council. 

He is the University's Orator and currently the Chaplain of the University's Chapel of Grace.

The Inaugural lecturer is a member of numerous professional bodies and learned societies some of which include Nigeria Institute of Animal Science (NIAS), Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP), African Network for Rural Poultry Development (later changed to International Network for Family Poultry Development (INFPD), Genetics Society of Nigeria (GSN), Foundation for African Development through International Biotechnology (FADIB), Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) among others.

FUNAAB Holds 2019/2020 matriculation ceremony, Commencement Lecture

All is now set for the 2019/2020 Matriculation Ceremony and Commencement lecture of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, FUNAAB holding  on Wednesday 24th of March, 2021at the FUNAAB Ceremonial Building, beginning at 10.00 am.

The Commencement Lecture titled, "The Reason For The Season: Hope On The Horizon" will be delivered by Prof. Steve Afolami.

Chairman Ceremonial Committee, Prof. Akinola Akinlabi disclosed that over 4,000 students will be matriculated at the ceremony.

According to him, due to Covid 19 protocols, only 430 students will attend physically, with 10 students representing each Department while other students are to join virtually. 

Prof. Akinlabi further disclosed that Heads of Department have been enjoined  to provide names of students that will represent their Departments. 

Speaking on security, the Assistant Chief Environmental Officer, Mr. Peter Bolarinwa said FUNAAB takes security of her environment very important, adding that on the day of the event, security men will be strategically placed. 

He said he has already discussed with the Divisional Police Officer DPO in charge of Harmony Police Division to increase the number of police men that will be deployed for the programme.

He enjoined everyone that will be in attendance to practice personal security by being vigilant. 

Speaking on safety measures to be observed,  Pharmacist Dosunmu Sulaiman of the University Health Centre called for maximum cooperation from all attendees to ensure strict adherence  to COVID-19 protocols.

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