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THE RESOLUTION OF THE 42ND ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE NIGERIAN SOCIETY FOR ANIMAL PRODUCTION (NSAP) HELD AT LANDMARK UNIVERSITY, OMU-ARAN, KWARA STATE, NIGERIA FROM 26TH-30TH MARCH, 2017.
The Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP) held her 42nd Annual Conference tagged “Landmark 2017” at Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State. The conference which was declared open by the Chairman and Chancellor of the host University, Dr. David Oyedepo, represented by the Vice-chancellor, Prof. Aize Obayan had the theme “EMERGING CHALLENGES FACING ANIMAL AGRICULTURE IN NIGERIA AND THE WAY FORWARD”. The 3-day conference which featured scientific paper presentations and exhibitions was attended by participants drawn from the industry, government and the academia graced the opening ceremony of the conference :
The Conference Observed that:
- There are campaigns against animal products consumption in Nigeria.
- Pastoralism is an age-long agricultural practice which is integral to the economy of Nigeria with attendant threats to National Security and developmental liabilities instead of an asset.
- There are bills in both houses of National Assembly (NASS) on grazing routes and reserves that are controversial and contested.
- There are inconsistencies in government policies.
- There is ineffective management of National resources negative effect of climate change and economic needs and economic grievances associated with animal Agriculture.
- There are environmental, social and political related factors with the absence of sustainable conflict management mechanisms.
- There are serious disconnect between Researchers with Government; Researchers with Farmers; and Government with Farmers.
The Conference therefore resolved that:
- There is need to enlighten the public through Government and its mandated agencies that animal products are safe, healthy and contributes to the growth and well-being.
- The school feeding programme of the current administration should be made to include Animal Protein in good and sufficient quantity for growth and mental development of the children
- The Federal government should empower the NAPRI, which the government has already agreed to split into species based to proffer urgent and lasting solutions to the issue of Animal Agriculture
- Government should streamline all Animal Agriculture policies and stand by them.
- There should be synergies among key players in the Animal Agriculture.
- All stakeholders in Animal Agriculture should be made to contribute in the National discourse and the bills before both houses of NASS on Animal issues
- Conflict resolution mechanism should be all encompassing and sustainable
Members of the Communique drafting Committee:
- a) Prof. O.O. Emenalom…… …… Chairman
- b) Dr. J.M. Omoyakhi……………. Member
- c) Dr. (Mrs.) U.H. Udoh…………….. Member
- d) Dr. S.B. Abdu………………… Member
- e) Late Prof. A.O. Ladokun …….. Secretary
MEMBERS CALLED INTO ROLL OF
- Dr B. T. Adesina,
- Dr Mustapha Ahmad Yusif,,
- Temitope Ipoola Adesoji,
- Dr Suleiman Lawal Suleiman,
- Dr Salim lawal Abdulrahman and
- Marita Chibuzo Ayo-Enwerem.
- Dr. Adewunmi John Adisa
APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS
- Dr M. Kabir of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, appointed Head of Department of Animal Science.
- Professors (Mrs) C. D. Tuluen of University of Agriculture, Makurdi, appointed Director of Academic Planning of the University.
- Dr S B Abdu of ABU Zaria promoted to the rank of a Reader
- Dr T S Olugbemi of ABU Zaria to the rank of a Reader.
- Prof O. Akpodiete was appointed Rector of Ozoro Polytechnic by Delta State Government
- Dr E. B. Etuk of FUT Owerri promoted to the rank of Professor
- O. A.O. Adeyemi of FUNAB was promoted to the rank of Professor.
- Prof K L Ayorinde appointed Vice-Chancellor Kola-Daisi University Ibadan.
- Dr C. Ezeokeke appointed HOD Animal Science Dept FUT Owerri.
- Prof E B Etuk appointed Deputy Director Centre for Agricultural Research and Extension FUTO.
- Prof Mohammed Abubakar of ATBU was appointed Provost Bauchi College of Agriculture.
- Prof S E Bogoro elected a fellow by Nigerian Acacdemy of Science.
NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF ANIMAL PRODUCTION
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We announce the call to glory of the following members of the Society
Late Prof G. M. Babatunde of FUNAAB
Late Prof G. N. Akpa of ABU Zaria
Late Prof A. O. Ladokun of FUNAB
Late Mrs Ayo Enwerem of Imo Polytechnic
Late Elder Ukagha Amogu.
Late Prof O. O. Bale of ABU Zaria
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