The Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan » (UI),
Professor Idowu Olayinka, on Thursday in Ibadan,
said that the institution would adopt five
secondary schools in Ibadan to improve their
quality of education.
Olayinka said this at a training organised by
West Central African Council for Agricultural
Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD) in
collaboration with Cat Fish Farmers Association
of Nigeria (CAFAN), Oyo State chapter.
He added that the desire was to contribute to
the development of the society and surrounding
communities, stressing that if UI wished to be
the best, its immediate environment must benefit
“ The training is part of the university’s vision to
impact the society, I will continue to support any
programme that will impact positively on the lives
of the people ,” he said.
The Dean, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, UI,
Professor Eustace Iyayi, said agriculture
programmes should be strengthened now that
the country was set to diversify the economy.
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Iyayi emphasised that value addition was good in
production to create more market and income for
“ Nigeria is in need of food security, we need good
nutrition and have food security now; so, we need
to produce and empower people to get products ,”
Also, Professor Bamidele Omitoyin , the Head of
Department, Fishery and Aquaculture, said the
goal was to get research results across to
farmers to develop them.
Omitoyin said UI fish had been in circulation
since 2010, assuring that there would be
improvement in the quality of fish the
department was distributing.
“ We have made several breakthroughs including
sending some members on training outside the
country just to get the best for the farmers; this
training will help farmers to use fish in different
dimensions ,” he said.
Earlier, Professor Emmanuel Ajani , the Regional
Coordinator, CORAF Project, said the project,
sponsored by the World Bank, was a regional one
covering West/Central African countries including
Nigeria and Cameroon.
“ Through it, we distributed half a million fish finger
lings supplied to 1,500 farmers in Nigeria; we also
designed and distributed smoking kinks to 200
farmers. We want to explore more on value
addition on fish that is why we organised the
training, this is the first of its kind in Nigeria since
the project started in 2012 ,” he said
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that
the training is on value addition and product
development of farm-raised catfish, hosted by
Department of Fishery and Aquaculture.
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