Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo has known as on the Federal authorities to deliver again Administration Science programs to the Federal College of Agriculture, Abeokuta.
Oba Gbadebo made the decision throughout a Courtesy go to by the FUNAAB Visitation Panel members on the Ake Palace, Abeokuta, on Monday, 26th April, 2021.
Alake additionally mentioned that administration programs would assist the scholars to discover ways to appropriately handle their companies and agricultural merchandise to the advantage of themselves and the tip customers.
The Egba Apex Monarch additionally famous that the College had carried out splendidly effectively even up to now 4 years, including that the College had been the primary Agricultural College in Africa.
Oba Adedotun Gbadebo subsequently argued that, the truth that FUNAAB had been persistently a veritable chief in Agricultural Sciences wouldn’t make it lose it’s prime place within the comity of citadels of studying, if concomitant and related Administration Science Programs have been added.
The Alake drew the eye of the Visitation Panel to the wonderful performances of the establishment, when it was absolutely operating Administration Science Programs alongside its predominant Agricultural focus, being nationally and internationally.
The Alake urged the Panel to take cue from many American Agricultural primarily based universities, comparable to these in Florida, the place they run as standard universities with out shedding deal with agriculture.
Alake additionally appealed to the Panal to strongly suggest that funds be made out there to finish the fencing of the lands belonging to the College in order to keep away from land disputes or encroachment sooner or later, which might be troublesome to retrieve.
He added that if all the property was fenced, nobody would have the ability to declare it from them.
Alake additional recommended the College Vice Chancellor, Prof. Kolawole Salako, who had labored laborious on this regard.
Talking on the Neighborhood primarily based Agricultural Analysis services of the College, Alake suggested that efforts ought to be made to increase the venture.
Based on Oba Gbadebo, the Egba Neighborhood had made a request for a Standard College that will enable extra programs in FUNAAB to satisfy the craving of the teeming youth inhabitants in Ogun State and Nigeria, throughout the go to of Prof Onazi left Visitation Panel in 2011, however the request was but to be granted.
The Egba Paramount Ruler additionally urged the visitation panel to discover the historic riches of the town of Abeokuta as they start their inspections.
Talking earlier, the Vice Chancellor, Prof Felix Salako, famous that the Visitation Panel had at all times come to overview the College actions and services each 5 years.
Prof Salako added that the Statutory train was not performed the final time, attributable to unexpected circumstances, including that this era’s visitation would cowl overview of ten years previous actions within the College, within the features of administration, monetary administration, tasks, workers adequacy, inter-College relationships, safety, and programs provided within the varsity.
In his remarks, the Chairman of the visitation Panel, Prof. Akarenem Essien, disclosed that the train was below the Nigerian College Legislation, which was put in place to reinforce correct functioning of Universities.
Mr Essien additionally mentioned that the Visitation Panel would examine the previous and present scenario of the College and provides recommendation to the federal government in areas wanted to be developed.
The Chairman additionally lauded the Egba Apex Monarch, stating that he had been a distinguished Chancellor of Alex-Ekweme Federal College, Nkwo Alike,Igwo, close to Abakaliki, with quite a few contributions and glorious performances of his fatherly position.
He additional urged the Alake for his continued help because the College had at all times counted on him.
Members of the Visitation Panel to FUNAAB who have been on the event included Prof. Akaranem Essien- Chairman, Dr. Lateef Alani Odekunle, Barr. Uchenna Okonkwo, Prof. (Mrs) Foluso Okebukola, Prof. Yahaya Shehu, and Dr. Jubre Joseph Molwus.