In preparation for the 3rd Convocation ceremony of Landmark University, members of Management, led by the Vice-Chancellor Professor Aize Obayan and the entire University Community on Tuesday 12th July 2016 welcomed the Chief Executive Officer, Elpasso Farms, Pretoria, South Africa, Dr Brylyne Chitsunge to Landmark University.

Dr Brylne Chitsunge, who was the guest speaker for the 3rd Convocation Lecture, is a seasoned farmer and an environmentalist. She is among the 70 per cent of farmers who are women in South Africa. Her outstanding contributions to the development of agriculture in the African Continent have given her access to represent Africa in the World on many platforms. Trailblazing a drive that syncs with the vision of the University, Dr Chitsunge’s invitation was considered apt and most deserving.

In her welcome speech, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Aize Obayan admonished Africans to take proactive steps in food production and stop depending on foreign aids. She added that it is high time Academics started producing Agriculture practitioners like other professions. Eulogising the guest speaker, Professor Obayan described Dr Chitsunge as a true daughter and good Ambassador of Africa while urging public and private individuals to emulate her ideas and exploits. “We have every opportunity to change the face of Africa from here like Dr Brylyne is doing. If after now we are not saying Nigeria this is the path, then her coming would be a waste of time.”

  • The CEO, Elpasso Farms, Dr.Brylyne Chitsunge addressing members of Management led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Aize Obayan at the Reception
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  • The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Aize Obayan addressing the guest, Dr. Brylyne Chitsunge and other members of Management at the Reception
The CEO, Elpasso Farms, Dr.Brylyne Chitsunge addressing members of Management led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Aize Obayan at the Reception1 The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Aize Obayan (2nd right), the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Enoch Oyawoye (1st right), and the Registrar, Dr Daniel Rotimi, (1st left) listening to Dr Brylne Chitsunge (2nd left)2 The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Aize Obayan addressing the guest, Dr. Brylyne Chitsunge and other members of Management at the Reception3
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Responding to the rousing welcome given to her, the CEO, Elpasso Farms, Dr Brylyne Chitsunge emphasised the importance of agriculture in the development of nations of the earth as she condemned the quality of value placed on farming in the Continent. Dr Chitsunge who is a successful female farmer, lent her voice to the growing invitation on the need for women to get involved in the agricultural revolution. She clamoured for the need to feed the Africa Continent with swift actions on agriculture and workable agricultural policy.“The stomach needs to be fed, why should we import chicken from Brazil when we have got the human resources and education to turn things around? Why does Nigeria have to spend billions and trillions of naira importing food?” she asked passionately. She, however, appreciated the vision of the Proprietor base, Living Faith Church Worldwide under the leadership of the revolutionary, Dr David Oyedepo for establishing Landmark University to drive the agrarian revolution on the Continent of Africa. She, therefore, enthused that,“this is the time to get serious because you have what it takes; you have chosen a right path…we have a crisis in Africa but with Landmark University we can make the difference.”