The executives of the Kwara State Chapter of the Nigerian Institution Agricultural Engineers (NAIE) paid a courtesy visit to the Landmark University Management to congratulate the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charity Aremu, and the University on her recent appointment as the 5th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the University on Tuesday, 30th August 2022. The executives who were led by the State Chairman, Engr (Dr) Olusola Ogunjirin, and the Institution’s Editor-in-Chief, Professor Olanrewaju Olaoye presented a giant card that captured their felicitations and continuous support for the University, to the Vice-Chancellor. 

In furtherance of their visit, the chairman appreciated the Proprietor base and the Chancellor, Dr David Oyedepo for the establishment of the first private agricultural university in Nigeria, noting the significant position it occupies not only in the education sector but also in the nation’s agricultural development. He said further that the University has their members in key positions in the University: Dean of the College of Engineering, the HOD of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, and the Coordinator of the Landmark University Centre for Agricultural Mechanization. He commended the commitment of the Proprietor to their members’ welfare, especially during the COVID-19 lockdown, and their development, in terms of conference attendance and research publication sponsorship among others. He, therefore, assured the Management of their continuous support for the University in the area of agricultural development as the Institution is made up of professionals in different fields.

The Vice-Chancellor while responding to the NIAE chairman, expressed the university’s commitment to sustaining and even moving forward its relationship with NAIE, noting the association’s drive and pedigree vis-à-vis agricultural mechanization development. She emphasized the agrarian link between the two institutions while beckoning on them for a stronger collaboration that will open the vista of training and capacity-building opportunities for faculty, staff, and students of the University from their network of professional members. She further challenged the team on productive synergy towards the promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to which the University has been consistently committed, stating that the University is committed to impacting the society positively and the collaboration with the NAIE will go a long way in bringing on board innovations that will revolutionize the drive. She, therefore, identified the pro-poor farmers’ as a target group that can be given a better farming experience with the provision of improved tools to make their farming less drudgery. 

The teams further discussed ways to sustain and explore the opportunities inherent in the collaboration for the benefit of the Institutions. In attendance were the Landmark University Registrar, Miss Adefunke Oyinloye, the Deans of Colleges and Directors which included the Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, Professor Babatunde Adebesin; Dean, College of Pure and Applied Sciences, Professor Ayodele Adebiyi; Dean, College of Engineering, Professor John Ojediran; Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences, Dr Olayinka Alabi; Dean, College of Business and Social Sciences, Dr Ben-Caleb Egbide; Director, Financial Services, Mr Christopher Fatiregun; Director, Centre for Learning and Resources, Dr Ayooluwa Aregbesola; Director, Physical Planning and Development, Engr Oluwafemi Daodu; and the HOD, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Dr Abiodun Okunola.




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