The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, FUNAAB, has intensified one of greatest objectives as a foremost training institution in producing modern farmers as well as being a food basket in Nigeria.
The University Management, led by its Vice Chancellor, Professor Felix Kolawole Salako, commenced the distribution of Made in FUNAAB Food items and protection kits to some staff and public servants working on essential services during the on-going COVID-19 lockdown in Ogun State.
FUNAAB’s action which kick-started on April 22, 2020, provided relief materials to various categories of beneficiaries starting with FUNAAB Security men and its casual workers.
Other beneficiaries that got the Agricultural institution’s palliatives on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, were the Police Officers at FUNAAB/Harmony Police Division as well as the Ogun State Police Command Headquarters, Eleweeran.
Food items distributed in those places, included FUNAAB loaves of bread, garri, fufu, palmwine, palm oil, hand sanitizers, freshly harvested cashew fruits, and FUNAAB customized nose guards.
Newsflagship learnt that an alumnus of the University, who was commissioned to produce the nose guards, also donated additional 500 pieces to those purchased.
In order to assuage the logistics problems of the FUNAAB’s Staff on essential services, the distribution of the nose guards and sanitizers were immediately made available to them in addition to providing free transportation to and from work since the lockdown began.
Also thanking the FUNAAB’s Management on behalf of the Varsity’s Staff, the Assistant Chief Environmental Officer, Mr. Peter Bolarinwa, expressed gratitude for the support the University Management gave his men.
In his appreciation speech, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Kenneth Ebrimson, thanked the University for being the first to recognize the need to support the Police at a time like this.
Mr. Ebrimson commended FUNAAB’s initiative which he described as an impetus for better service from the police.
In his addresses on the occasions, the FUNAAB’s helmsman, Professor Felix Kolawole Salako. reiterated the need for the Police to be encouraged for being in the front line of law and order in all situations including this period of COVID19 adding that the University would continue to support the security institution.
He urged the Police to accept the University widow’s mite as a reflection of love, and could have been more if not for limited resources.
Addressing the Staff of FUNAAB earlier, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Felix Kolawole Salako, said that the Management appreciated the contributions of the general staff to the academic peace, stability and progress of the foremost university, urging them to do more for the collective benefits of all.
The FUNAAB Boss disclosed that the institution would further extend its succors to other vulnerable areas of the communities within its resources in the next few days of the COVID19.