The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), in its maiden edition of Fishing Sports Festival, recently held at the Fish Farm, Directorate of University Farms (DUFARMS) of the University, in which several people were in attendance.
Speaking at the event, FUNAAB’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Oyewole, reiterated the university management’s drive at ensuring industrial harmony on campus, through extra-curricular activities, adding that FUNAAB was very proud of the work that DUFARMS had been doing.
“We are quite proud with the work that DUFARMS has been doing in the University in the past few years. Two years ago, the
University sponsored some staff of DUFARMS to Songhai Farms, Benin Republic, to go and understudy what was happening there. Just some few weeks after their return, they were proud to invite all of us to come
and see the model they were trying to build within the University.
“We were able to see their snailery and the pineapple plantation, which I believe have been yielding fruits in the past few months,” he said.
The Vice-Chancellor added that: “Last year, we were here to see the fish ponds that have been incorporated into the schedule of DUFARMS. I am glad that just a year after that, they have been able to improve on that initial innovation by building rafters upon the ponds so that facilities for fish sporting could be available in our University”.
He, therefore, called on members of FUNAAB community to seize the opportunity of carrying out quality and extensive research.
Corroborating the Vice-Chancellor, the Acting Director of DUFARMS, Michael Jaiyeola, said one of the major aims of the Directorate was to make the university attain a world-class status, noting that DUFARMS’ staff
had been pursuing the attainment of such goals diligently.
Commenting on the health implications of the festival, the director said it was a great reliever of stress, saying that it fosters better relationship among the University community members and members of the public; the town and gown relationship.