Before the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration) gave the Vice Chancellor’s address he also reiterated the lack of commitment of staff and students of the Faculty especially staff of Department of Soil Science to events that are being organized by the Faculty stating that the attendance to the programme is very poor and show the lackadaisical attitude of staff. Afterwards he gave the Vice Chancellor’s address and declared the Symposium open.
The first speaker to present was the Head of Department of Plant science and Biotechnology Dr (Mrs) N. Eze she spoke on the role of pulses for climate change mitigation, she was followed by the Head of Department of Home Science, Nutrition & Dietetics who spoke on the nutritional importance of pulses. The third speaker was the Head of Department of Soil science represented by Dr. S.E. Obalum who spoke on the importance of pulses in relation to soil fertility management and the last speaker was Head of Department of Crop Science, Dr (Mrs) U.M. Ndubuaku who talked about pulses in relation to climate change, nutrition, soil fertility and food security. After discussions and general comment from the participants the programme came to a close at 3:30pm with a closing prayer.