​Mr.  Olufemi Atunbi, a member of the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science,  Abuja, has expressed the need for proactive reforms that will effectively engage public officers in a manner that will promote productivity and efficiency in service delivery in order to support rural livelihood.

He stated this recently at a Sustainable Development Research Workshop organized by the Centre for Sustainable Development (CESDEV), University of Ibadan, on “Rural Development and Household Livelihood: Lessons and Perspectives from Selected Cases” held at CESDEV Suite, Old Bodija Estate, Ibadan.

Mr. Atunbi noted that the nature of politics and government operated in the country in the past failed to encourage sustainability of rural development effort due to lack of institutional frame work. 

In his address, the Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Abel Idowu Olayinka who was represented by the Director, Research Management Office, Prof. Mrs Oyeronke Odunola said the University by virtue of age and pedigree has realized the need to intervene and provide intellectual capacity for addressing Africa’s sustainable development challenges.

Also speaking at the workshop, the Director Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Ibadan, Prof. Olanrewaju Olaniyan said a responsible government is expected to address poverty, hunger as well as provision of education for its people as stipulated in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). 

SOURCE: DIAMOND FM 

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