The University has added another valuable asset to its research kitty through the Molecular Microbiology Laboratory, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, College of Veterinary Medicine (COLVET). This time around, the generosity is coming from the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. Speaking at the handing-over of the equipment, the Consul-General of the German Embassy in Nigeria, Mr. Ingo Herbert, expressed his joy to be in the University. He noted that the visit to FUNAAB would be his fourth to the ancient city of Abeokuta.
He encouraged more scholars from the University to apply to the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation, to get more benefits because it offers many opportunities that cover various disciplines. Mr. Herbert used the occasion to join the call for the diversification of the Nigerian economy, as he charged Nigerians to exercise patience because it usually takes some time to reap the benefits of diversification. The Consul-General, however, promised a fruitful partnership between the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation alongside the German government and institutions in Nigeria, to foster development, as he revealed that Nigeria had more Humboldt scholars than other African countries.
Welcoming the Consul-General, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Oyewole, who was represented at the occasion by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Oluyemisi Eromosele, thanked Mr. Herbert for making out time to commission the equipment in person while commending Dr. Olufemi Ojo of COLVET, who carried research work with the Foundation that eventually facilitated the donation of the equipment. The Vice-Chancellor expressed his conviction that the equipment would not only be useful for the research interest of Dr. Ojo, but would serve the interest of other students as well. The Dean of COLVET, Professor Samuel Omotainse, used the opportunity to introduce Mr. Herbert to the various Professors, heads of departments and administrative staff of the College.