The Vice-Chancellor was conferred this prestigious award in acknowledgement of his exceptional and veritable contributions to the advancement of horticultural science in Nigeria.
Expressing his gratitude for the recognition, the Vice-Chancellor lauded HORTSON for the honor, stating that it would serve as motivation to further advance the realm of horticulture. The Vice-Chancellor said “I am deeply honored and humbled to have been conferred with the prestigious Fellowship by the Horticultural Society of Nigeria. This recognition holds profound significance for me, personally and professionally. This recognition not only acknowledges my contributions but also reflects the collective commitment of the society to the advancement of knowledge and innovation in horticultural science.
“I am profoundly grateful to the esteemed members of the Horticultural Society of Nigeria for bestowing upon me this esteemed Fellowship. It inspires me to continue striving for excellence, pushing the boundaries of knowledge, and fostering a deeper understanding of horticulture's critical role in our society” the Vice-Chancellor added.
The 41st Annual Conference and Investiture of New Fellows of HORTSON was themed “Application of Science, Technology, and Artificial Intelligence in Production and Practices of Horticulture”. The Vice-Chancellor, in his keynote address titled “Urban Horticultural Technology as a Veritable Strategy in Enhancing Food Security and Poverty Alleviation”, tasked governments, NGOs, and stakeholders in the private sector to play crucial roles in providing support, incentives, and education to make urban horticultural technologies more accessible to communities, thereby enhancing food security and alleviating poverty in urban areas.