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Nigerian Lecturer, Prof Adebooye Wins $4.45M Grant From Canadian Government For Vegetable Production

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Nigerian Lecturer, Prof Adebooye Wins $4.45M Grant From Canadian Government For Vegetable Production

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May 16, 2015 – Nigerian Lecturer, Osun State University Professor Clement Adebooye Won $4.45 Million Grant From Canadian Government For Vegetable Production In Nigeria & Benin Republic

An international research consortium led by Prof. Clement Adebooye of the Osun State University has won $4.45m (about N900m) grant from the Canadian Government to boost indigenous vegetable production in Nigeria and Benin Republic.

The Acting Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Jelil Oguntola, announced this at a press conference in Osogbo on Thursday.

The vice chancellor stated that the grant, which was the second one to be won by the team, would boost indigenous vegetable production and also assist in sustaining the provision of free meals to pupils in the state.

The research, which is expected to introduce new techniques of growing indigenous vegetable to about 50,000 farmers, will be carried out in South-Western states of Nigeria and Benin Republic.

The project, he said, would contribute towards ensuring food security and economic development of farmers who would be involved in the project.

He said, “It is my pleasure to announce to the Government and people of the State of Osun and Nigeria that an international research consortium led and coordinated by Prof. Clement Adebooye (Agronomy/Crop Physiology) of the Osun State University, Osogbo has been awarded a total of $4.45m by the Canada’s Government International Development Research Centre to advance indigenous vegetables production and utilisation technology in South-West Nigeria and Benin Republic.

“This project will be implemented in Osun, Oyo, Ogun, Ondo, Ekiti, Kwara and Lagos States in South-West Nigeria and Benin Republic.

“It is heart-warming to report that this project will support the School Feeding Programme of the State of Osun (O-MEALS) through the formation of Young Vegetable Scientists Clubs in selected secondary schools.”


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  1. Don Omoniyi

    May 16, 2015 at 2:56 AM

    speechless we need men like this in power

  2. mulikat

    May 16, 2015 at 7:10 AM

    Good news this morning ,Nigeria Lecturer,Prof Adebooye win 4.45M God we thank you.

  3. Bankole Jones

    May 16, 2015 at 2:55 PM

    This is our real son, The son of the soil. God bless Yorubas, and Nigerians at home and in Diaspora.

  4. Rashid Masih

    May 16, 2015 at 9:44 PM

    It’s encourage for many

  5. ADEDOKUN Rahmon

    May 17, 2015 at 5:53 AM

    Prof.,I am not surprised of your achievement because I know the stuff you are made of when I was your student @ the Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile Ife,Osun State.Better things are still coming your way,that I am very sure because you are one of the best brains around world wide.You also won a grant while in IFE then from the Israeli Govt. or so(50,000/100,000 dollars).Great IFE!

  6. Falana Ayodele Femi

    January 25, 2016 at 11:33 PM

    I want to thank God for enabling you to achieve this feat. I also want to congratulate you for this record. For me, it is a beginning of good things to come .. just keep up the more sir.

    Indeed, the birth of men with robust minds and ever profitable reasoning has not only come, but to stay. Without misgiving, there are species of the nation’s peculiarity whom despite countless challenges defied faceless internal & external odds to emerged trail blazer excellent academician to the admiration of all.

    This man no doubt has a long way to go…!!!!!!!!
    Sky is the limit. I can only salute your uncommon sagacity and courage.
    Nigerians ………. we must all learn to celebrate our Achievers very well.
    Congrats Sir.

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