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FIIRO bags CVL’s research institute award

Director General of Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO) Lagos, Dr. Gloria Elemo (left), receiving the Certificate of Honour as an Outstanding Research Institute from the convener of the awards and founder of Center for Values in Leadership (CVL), Prof. Pat Utomi

Director General of Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO) Lagos, Dr. Gloria Elemo (left), receiving the Certificate of Honour as an Outstanding Research Institute from the convener of the awards and founder of Center for Values in Leadership (CVL), Prof. Pat Utomi

Director General of Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO), Dr. Gloria Elemo, during a meeting, last week, at the institute with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Country Representative and Director Regional Office, Dr. David Tommy.[/caption]

The Center for Values in Leadership (CVL) has conferred a Certificate of Honour on the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO) Lagos as an Outstanding Research Institute.

The recognition award was given during the Economic Growth Sector Celebration of CVL with focus on the Agricultural Sector held recently at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island.

The Director General of FIIRO, Dr. Gloria Elemo, was at the occasion to receive the award for the Institute in company of some senior Directors of the Institute.

The convener of the awards and founder of CVL, Prof. Pat Utomi, said that the award was given to the Institute in recognition of its notable contribution in the area of research and development into agro-processing through which more than 250 technologies have been developed and are being transferred to the industry for commercialization.

Elemo expressed her appreciation to the organizers for the award which she sees as a motivation to work harder in bringing greater success to the agricultural sector of the economy. She also called for a greater cooperation amongst all stakeholders operating within the sector in order to bring about the much desired industrialization and economic diversification.

The Institute under its National Techno-entrepreneurship Development Initiative is partnering with relevant organizations on youths and women economic empowerment. Olio Nuovo Limited is one of such organizations that has signed MoU with the Institute specifically for training of unemployed youths and women under the Federal Government Amnesty Programme.

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