Nigerian Institute of Food Science & Technology (NIFST), Agbara zone an arm of Lagos chapter, had a get together to reappraise and reposition the zone and make it achieve its set objective in 2018.
A gathering that had Mr. Rauphe Egbewole, the former National secretary, who also served as the chairman of Lagos chapter and at present a fellow of the institute in attendance.
Mr. Egbewole is also a product of Agbara zone and he contributed immensely during his stay at GSK Agbara Factory before his retirement from the company.
In attendance, is also the chairman of the chapter Mr. Sunday Bamgbose ably represented by the Vice Chairman of the chapter Mr. Adegbuyi Adejare Olawale.
The leadership of the zone gave a report of their stewardship and encourage the young members to be more active as the future of the zone is in their hand. The financial update of the zone was also given as a way to update members on their financial contribution to the zone and also to encourage them to do more to move the zone forward. Mr. Egbewole, eulogies the executive and encourage members to support the executives so as to add more values to the zone and return the zone to vibrancy as it used to be in the past.
Mr. Sunday Bamgbose the chapter chairman also encourage the zone to return to the statos quo and make it better, he said in the time past Agbara zone was on the frontline of the chapter and was keeping the chapter on its toes but something came up and the zone became moribund. He now challenged the executives and members to prevent the occurrence from happening again. He also encourage the young members not to be too expectant as high expectation often result in disappointment which is the major problem of Nigerians but to be ready to work with the executives to make the zone better and the reward will come unexpectedly.
He also gave an insight into the importance of zonal structure that no member can become a fellow of the institute or context election at the chapter or national without endorsement of the zonal coordinator therefore, we grow the national from the grassroots reason the institute is still on good standing after 40years.
Members also expressed their feelings and made suggestions that will move the zone to the next level and it was a wonderful evening at the OPIC Estate where the event was held.
The Executives of the zone are
Fred Popoola Coordinator
Nkeiruka Ezeamagu Secretary
Segun Aileru Treasurer
Dr. Ogana Financial Secretary
The event ended with a light refreshment.