NIFST/FIIRO SIGN PACT TO REPOSITION FOOD PRODUCTION AND POST HARVEST TECHNOLOGY IN NIGERIA
At a meeting held on Monday when the newly elected executives of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science & Technology (NIFST), Lagos chapter paid a courtesy visit to the Director General/Chief Executive Officer of Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi, Lagos (FIIRO). The two parties discussed extensively on the present challenges facing the food and allied industry in Nigeria, the ban on imported foods and food related materials, such as meat, vegetables, cassava, alcoholic drinks etc and the opportunity available for the professionals to tap into, these and lots more were subject extensively debated and a resolution was reached giving the mandate of coming up with a position paper on the a viable projects that will be researched and sponsored by organizations towards building a long lasting solution to food problems in Nigeria.
of Chemical Fibre/Extended Technology
Other key areas discussed included subsidized training for the professional members of NiFST in the form of vocational skill acquisition to take care of the loopholes created in our higher institution where most graduates are trained theoretically which had set the country backwards in terms of development, both organizations have reached a compromise on developing more entrepreneurs that will take care of employment and boost Nigeria economy through food productions.
The meeting really addressed critical areas of the economy and if the outcome of the meeting as designed is followed to the letter, the future of food production and post harvest technology will re position Nigeria among the exporting nations.
The FIIRO team
Director General/Chief Executive Officer Dr. Gloria Nwakaego Elemo
Director of Chemical Fibre/Extended Technology Dr. Chima Igwe
Director of food Dr. Toyin Oluwole
Ag. Director of Engineering Engr. L. A. Adeyemi
Director of TET Dr. Bolanle Oyedoyin
Ag. Director of Biotechnology Dr. Lawal
the NIFST Lagos Chapter Team
Chairman Mr. Sunday Bamgbose
Vice Chairman Adegbuyi, Adejare Olawale
Secretary Hajia Basirat Oreagba
Asst. Secretary Mrs. Nkeiruka Ezeamagu
Treasurer Mrs. Foluke Adessanya
Public Relations Officer Mr. Mike Okpara
Ex-Officio/LOC REfost Chairman Dr. Olufunmi Oladunmoye
Member Mr. Awesu Joseph