â€¦Inaugurates 16-member advisory committee on Forestry
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has announced the appointment of Prof. Abiodun Falodun, as the Acting Rector of the Edo State Institute of Technology and Management, Usen.
In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Osarodion Ogie Esq., Obaseki said, â€œThe appointment of Prof. Falodun takes immediate effect, while the outgoing Rector, Patience Omosigho Edoimioya, is to handover the administration of the institute and its property to the new rector.â€
Prof. Falodun, a Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, until his appointment, was the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics, at the University of Benin, Benin City.
Prof. Falodun had his bachelor and Postgraduate education in Pharmacy at the University of Benin. A Fulbright scholar, he has held several academic and administrative positions at the University of Benin, as well as, post-doctoral research positions in the United States, Japan, China, Germany, and many other countries. He is a renowned researcher in natural product chemistry.
Meanwhile, as part of ongoing plans to streamline the stateâ€™s policy on forestry and structure the Stateâ€™s Forestry Commission, Governor Obaseki has approved the constitution of a 16-member Advisory Committee on Forestry.
In a statement, Ogie said, â€œMembers of the committee include: Dr. Felix Idumah, Chief Osayande Obaseki, Andrew Egbadon,Â Dr. Felix Onogholo,Â Hon. Omo Ezomo,Â Abu Julius Ekpeshie,Â Daniel Omobude, and Barr. Garrick Ede Blessing.”
Others are: Christopher Omoregie,Â Prof. Esohe Obonor,Â Mr. Duke Osunbor, Hon. Samson Abu, Hon. Olajina Benjamin, Mr. Lucky Odeh, Mr. Oregbeme Anthony andÂ Mr. Nimmo Bassey.
Osarodion added that the swearing-in ceremony of the committee is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.