International Conference of the Nigeria Institution of Agricultural Engineers opens in Uyo Today. Experts from within and outside the Country have been arriving Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State Capital for the 2013 International Conference of the Nigeria Institution of Agricultural Engineers opening at Ibom E- library, IBB avenue, Uyo by 9 0’clock this morning.

The 3-day Confab with the theme: Agricultural Mechanization, a Veritable Component of Agricultural Transformation Agenda will be graced by the Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwumi Adeshina among other high profile guests.

The State Governor, His Excellency Sir, (Dr.) Godswill Obot Akpabio (CON) is the Special Guest of Honour while the one time Vice Chancellor of the University of Uyo, Prof. Fola Lasisi is the Chairman.

The Chairman of the local organizing committee, Dr. Folari Alonge named the State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Godwin Afangide and the Vice Chancellor, University of Uyo, Prof. Comfort Ekpo as the Hosts.

He said the conference, which is expected to draw speakers and participants from within and outside the country has the Proprietor of Integrated Farms Cotonou, Benin Republic, Rev. Fr. Godfrey Njamozu as key note speaker.

Dr. Alonge said the conference was arranged to provide the people of Akwa Ibom and Nigeria at large the relevant information and technological innovations to help them succeed in various fields of Agriculture.

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