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On Friday, 26th August, 2022, the DG/ CEO of Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO), Dr. Jummai Adamu Tutuwa received the delegation of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) led by their 2nd Vice- President, Dr. Bola Osinowo who paid her a courtesy visit to congratulate her on her recent appointment as the substantive Chief Executive Officer of the organization and equally presented her with an Award of Distinction in recognition of her exemplary achievements, inspiring others to work collaboratively and creatively and by daring to see beyond the horizon and saw all opportunities that lay there in Science, Technology and Innovation.

Mr. Rasaq Oke as the National Publicity Secretary (NPS) of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) emphasized the importance of continued collaboration between FIIRO as the foremost research Institute in Africa and NIFST which is the largest body of professionals and practitioners in the food and allied industry in Nigeria. The food evangelist call the attention of the Director-General/ Chief Executive Officer of FIIRO on the need to commercialize its research and innovation ideas and partnership of this organization with many bodies on entrepreneurship training on transfer of technology among others.

At the end of the visit, the Dr. Jummai promised to attend the forthcoming NIFST 46th Annual Conference and AGM coming up in Abuja between 17-21 October, 2022 at the National Women Development Centre, FCT Abuja with some of her staffs.

In the NIFST team were Immediate Past President of NIFST, Mr. Oluwole Toye; NIFST National Publicity Secretary (NPS) Mr. Rasaq Oke; NIFST Account / Finance Officer, Mr. ‘Kunle Adeniran; NIFST Lagos Chapter Chairman, Mr, Fred Popoola; Chapter Secretary, Mrs. Kikelomo Amoreoluwa; Director of Food Technology Department, FIIRO, Dr. Oluwole Toyin; Director of Biotechnology Department, Dr. A.K. Lawal; Dr. Bolanle Oyedoyin; Dr. Funmi Oladunmoye; Mr. Ajayi and Dr. Chima Igwe.

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Rasaq Oke

Rasaq Oke hold a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) Honours degree in Food Science & Technology from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife. He is a seasoned Food Technologist and Agribusiness expert with wide and rich industry experience that cut across reputable organization like Guinness Plc, Crown Cork and Seal, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals (now Neimeth Pharmaceuticals), Livestock Feeds Plc. and Tantalizers Plc. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FOODDOTCOMACADEMY SERVICES, Managing Consultant with RESPITALITY CARE COMPANY (RCC), and Publisher/ CEO of FOODPRENEURS PUBLISHING COMPANY, the publisher of FOODPRENEURNEWS, a print and online food magazine ( Mr. Oke is an accomplished food entrepreneur, consultant, administrator, instructor, and facilitator. He is a member of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) and the Head,-Editorial Board of the NIFST Food Forum Magazine; An Executive Member of the Nigeria Association of Agricultural Journalist (NAAJ). He is an Full Member and Secretary of the Membership, Certification and Education Committee of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Training and Development (NITAD). He a a Media and Communication Consultant to the Lagos State Fadama Coordination Office (SFCO) and the Lagos State Coconut Development Authority (LASCODA) in addition to being a Technical Partner to the Lagos State Consumer Protection Authority (LASCOPA). He is married with children and loves playing table tennis as well as travelling.

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