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Dr. Adekoya Olatunde Owosibo: The Man Behind Many Successes of FCAHPT
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Mon, 12 Jun 2023   ||   Nigeria,

Dr. Adekoya Olatunde Owosibo, the Provost and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, Moor Plantation, Ibadan, Oyo State, is a man behind many success.

In a move aimed at bolstering agricultural diversification and strengthening the economy, the government has announced the appointment of Dr. Owosibo as the new provost of the college. The appointment, endorsed by the government, is set for a single term of five years, commencing on Friday, August 21, 2020.

Recognizing the crucial role of agriculture in diversifying the economy, the government has placed significant emphasis on livestock and aquaculture sectors. These sectors contribute to food security, address nutritional needs, create employment opportunities, and enhance social security. The appointment of Dr. Owosibo as provost is expected to amplify these efforts further.

Dr. Owosibo brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role. Before his appointment, he has held several key strategic and leadership positions. These include serving as Head of Department, director of various offices, head of multiple units, and chairman of numerous committees. He has also been actively involved as a lecturer and supervisor for various research projects.

Government's decision to appoint Dr. Owosibo reflects its commitment to promoting agriculture as a means of economic diversification. With his extensive background and proven track record, Dr. Owosibo is well-equipped to lead the college to contribute to the growth of the agricultural sector. This appointment is poised to advance the government's vision of fostering food security, job creation, and social well-being through the college's initiatives and programmes.

With exceptional leadership acumen and a penchant for execution, Dr. Owosibo takes on his latest endeavour as the newly appointed provost. Having demonstrated his versatility as a leader during his successful five-year tenure as the head of the Computer Science Department, Dr. Owosibo's appointment highlights his prolific management capabilities.

His dedication to agriculture as a discipline marks Dr. Owosibo's educational background. He obtained his Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Master's degree (MSc) in Agricultural Biochemistry and Nutrition from the esteemed University of Ibadan in 1995 and 1998, respectively. In 2007, he pursued his Ph.D. in Animal Science from the same institution, specializing in Monogastric Animal Nutrition and Management. Furthermore, Dr. Owosibo expanded his knowledge base by acquiring an MBA in Human Resources Management from Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso, in 2019.

His academic achievements are complemented by his active involvement in various professional associations at the national and international levels. Dr. Owosibo is a distinguished member of esteemed organizations such as the Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN), the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science, and the World Poultry Science Association.

Dr. Owosibo's rich background and impressive qualifications position him as an ideal candidate for his new role as provost. His visionary leadership and proven track record of execution are set to propel the college to new heights. With his breadth of expertise in animal science and nutrition and his strategic management skills, Dr. Owosibo is poised to impact the institution's growth and development significantly.

The government's decision to appoint Dr. Owosibo as provost aligns with its commitment to cultivating exceptional leaders who deeply understand the agricultural sector. Driven by his passion for advancing the field and contributing to national development, Dr. Owosibo is well-equipped to lead the college to achieve its goals and aspirations.


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