On October 16, 2017 the world Food day was observed at Babcock University, Ilishan remo Ogun state. It was in partnership with Mushroom Development Foundation Highlights were presentation of awards to outstanding stakeholders ion the Agriculture and Food industry . Awardees included Chief Kessington Adebutu, Chief Oba Otudeko, the chairman of All Farmers Association of Nigeria AFAN, Lagos state Otunba Femi Oke, and Chief Kuteyi . The Vice Chancellor Prof Ademola S Tayo commended the organizers and expressed the readiness of BU to go into productive partnership with corporate bodies in the current spirit of entrepreneurship and alternative revenue sources for the institution
Other dignitaries present were Chief Oyewole form Ishara remo , Chief Jimi Abiodun , Mr Ariyibi who represented the state commissioner for Trade
Presentations were made by Dr Agbato (Junior) of Animal Care , Ogere and Chief Kuteyi of Spectra. The President, Mushroom Development Foundation Mrs Tolani Roberts and Dr Tony Wemton Owatemi spoke about their experiences and the urgent need to convert wastes to wealth in Nigeria. Dr Owatemi expressed the willingness of MDF to go into collaboration with Babcock University in this regard with the hope of making the project a signature endeavour for the University.
Reported by DF