As Nigeria strides towards the realisation of the much desired sustainable agricultural development, the nation has been charged to take advantage of the opportunities in innovation and engineering in the lecture delivered at the 6th Founder’s Day of Landmark University, Omu-Aran by Engr Ademola Olufemi, FNSE, the immediate past president of the Nigerian Society of Engineers.

The Guest Lecturer in his lecture titled “Leveraging on Innovation and Engineering in Breaking New Grounds for Sustainable Agricultural Development in Nigeria” noted that innovations in agriculture have the potential to expand yields, increase efficiencies, reduce waste and address concerns about toxicity, safety and the environment.

Engr. Olorunfemi highlighted the challenges facing the nation’s agricultural sector, noting particularly how to use innovative ideas and engineering tools to break new grounds and expand production through increased output per acreage per farmer. He said, “We must start to think outside the box for innovative, adaptable, cheap and affordable solutions that will tap the latent structures inherent in our geographical location, culture and climate for sustainable agricultural development because we have the engineering innovation that combines our unique God given resources to maximise output at lower costs.”

  • A cross section of members of the Landmark University Community and distinguished guests at the 6th Founder’s Day Celebration
  • slider
  • The Guest Lecturer, Engr Ademola Olufemi, FNSE, delivering his lecture titled, “Leveraging on Innovation and Engineering in Breaking New Grounds for Sustainable Agricultural Development in Nigeria”
A cross section of members of the Landmark University Community and distinguished guests at the 6th Founder’s Day Celebration1 The Chancellor, Dr David Oyedepo reemphasizing the agrarian vision of the University at the 6th Founder’s Day Celebration2 The Guest Lecturer, Engr Ademola Olufemi, FNSE, delivering his lecture titled, “Leveraging on Innovation and Engineering in Breaking New Grounds for Sustainable Agricultural Development in Nigeria”3
slider by WOWSlider.com v8.7

According to the distinguished lecturer, the lecture is timely and the solutions proffered require urgent implementation considering the current state of Nigeria’s economy and the concerted efforts of Government and other stakeholders towards increasing agricultural production for self-sufficiency in food and to have excess for exports with a view to boosting the nation’s currency and reserves. He further opined that for sustainable agricultural development to be actualised in Nigeria, there is need to look inwards for home-grown solutions suited to our environment and this he believes was the dream of the proprietor of Landmark University. 

He therefore remarked that the focus of Landmark University on agriculture is remarkable as it precedes the nation’s realisation of the need to be self-sufficient in food production, which the Federal and States Governments now pursue with vigour. He added that the agricultural practitioners trained in the University would revolutionise the nation. He congratulated Landmark University on the 6th Founder’s Day Anniversary and wished her unlimited years of agricultural exploits globally.