An alumnus of the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Mr. Ayopo Somefun, has donated a citrus farm plantation, seated on four acres of land with a total of 1,600 seedlings of different varieties of citrus fruits to the institution as a way of giving back.
The former student is said to have graduated in 1997 from the Department of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management (AEFM), College of Agricultural Management, Rural Development and Consumer Studies (COLAMRUCS). He stated that the main purpose of the gesture was to aid learning, as FUNAAB is supposed to be a place for both learning and breeding of seeds.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kolawole Salako, and other University officials were present at the presentation and launch of the project. The Vice-Chancellor appreciated Mr. Somefun for the donation. He described him as a trailblazer, whose interest to endow FUNAAB with the citrus plantation had encouraged other donors to give generously to the University.