Draft Programme Schedule




Day 1: Tuesday 17th May, 2016

09.00 – 10.00                     Pre-Opening Activities: Mount Posters and Exhibitions. Educational Videos, etc

10.00 – 12:00                      Formal Opening Ceremonies

10.00 – 10.10                      Welcome Address: Prof Debo Adeyewa, Vice Chancellor, Redeemer’s University, Ede

10.10 – 10.20                      Welcome Address: Pastor Ezekiel Odeyemi, Chairman, Board of Trustees, LivingScience Foundation, Ile-Ife

10.20 – 10.30                      Opening Remarks – Chairman, Prof A.F. Oluwole [Retired Prof, OAU and MD, SEEMS (Nigeria) Ltd, Lagos]

10.30 – 10.40                      Special Address: Mrs Amina Mohammed, Honourable Minister of Environment, Federal Ministry of Environment, Abuja

10.40 – 10.50                      Special Address: Dr Akinyinka Esho, Permanent Secretary, Osun State Ministry of Health, Osogbo

10.50 – 11.00                       Special Address: Prof Kayode Ijadunola, Director, Institute of Public Health, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

11.00 – 12:00                      Keynote Address: – Dr Lawrence Anukam , DG NESREA, Abuja. Setting and Enforcement of standards and regulations for the Nigerian environment

12:00 – 12:10                      Closing Remarks – Chairman, Prof Abiodun F. Oluwole

12:10 – 12:15                      Vote of Thanks – Dr Foluso Agunbiade, Dept of Chemical Sciences, RUN, Ede

12:15 – 13:30                      Lunch

13:30 – 15:30                      Special Symposium: Improving Health in Nigeria through more responsible care of the Environment

Chairman: Prof Adeyinka Adesina , Faculty of Social Sciences, OAU, Ile-Ife

Discussants: Prof Olayinka Ogunkoya, Department of Geography, OAU, Ile-Ife

Prof A.A. Onayaade, Department of Community Medicine, OAU, Ile-Ife

Mr Taiwo Oki, Chemist, Fola Gold Edge, Lagos (makers of Value Paints)

Prof Fatai Balogun, former Director, National Institute of Radiation Protection and Research, U.I. Ibadan, and Research Professor, Centre for Energy Research and Development, OAU, Ile-Ife

Mr A.A. Adegboye, South-West Zonal Coordinator, Industry Development Centre, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Investment, Osogbo

15:30- 15:45                        Tea Break. Refreshments

15:45 – 16:40                      Special Lecture 1: Think Global, Act Local: Overview of Cogent Environment issues today. Ambassador Ayo Olukanni

16:40 – 17:35                      Plenary Lecture 1: Top Peculiar Hazards in the Nigerian Environment and their Pathways into Man – Prof Bode Asubiojo

17:35 – 18:30                      Special Lecture 2: Recommended Lifestyle and Nutritional Habits to counter Peculiar Stressors in the Nigerian Environment. Rev Tony Akinyemi

Day 2: Wednesday 18th May, 2016

09:00 – 09:55                      Plenary Lecture 2: Proscribed elsewhere, Dangerous chemicals that are still widely used in Nigeria’s Agro Business. Prof D.J. Oyedele

10:00 – 10:55                      Plenary Lecture 3: Continued Use of Thimerosal-Containing Vaccines in Nigeria: How justifiable? Prof J.O. Ojo

10:55 – 11:10                      Tea Break

11:10 – 13:40                      Parallel Sessions (Orals)

13:40 – 15:10                      Lunch

15:10 – 16:40                      Plenary: Oral Summaries and Discussion of Poster Presentations

16:40 – 17:40                      Plenary: Communique

17:45                                     Closing and Departure


Excursion: Thursday 19th May, 2016

  1. Historic Places/Mining in Awo-Ede/Osogbo;   or
  2. Mt Carmel; Ife Museum; Artisanal Mining Sites in Ile-Ife, Ifewara, Iperindo, Igun axis

Which, if any, of the trips is organized will depend on number of people indicating interest.

Cost: N1,000 including refreshment.