REPORT OF THE NORTH WEST CHAPTER TO THE 38TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD AT SHERATON HOTEL IKEJA – LAGOS ON MONDAY 13TH OCTOBER, 2014
Chapter Monthly Congress Meeting
The chapter’s monthly meeting rotated among the tertiary institutions in Kano (Bayero University, Kano, Kano University of Science and Technology, Federal College of Agricultural Products Technology and Northwest University) in the year 2014. The chapter held a joint congress meeting with professionals/licentiates and students.
As part of the efforts of the leadership of the chapter to bring the awareness of NIFST to the door step of the teaming population of the people of Northwest, a number of potential members, professionals/licentiates and students have registered their membership with national secretariat.
Kano ‘2014 Conference and AGM Hosting Rite
Following the resolutions of the 37th Annual General Meeting (AGM) ABUJA ‘2013, the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) Chaired by Prof Hafiz Abubakar, held its inaugural meeting on Saturday 16th November, 2014 in preparation for the task ahead for the task ahead.
The local organizing committee (loc) of Kano ‘2014 had the following sub-committees:
Terms of reference
6. Students Affairs Committee.
The proposed theme and sub themes of kano 2014 conference
1. Indigenous Food Processing Technology as key to sustainable Food Security and Job Creation.
2. Value addition to Agricultural Commodities for Sustainable Development.
3. Food Safety and Hygiene.
4. Local Raw Materials Saucing and Utilizations.
5. Functional Foods.
6. Emerging Technology in Food and Biotechnology.
7. Food Laws and Legislation.
8. Product Development.
9. Post Harvest and Storage Technology.
10. Food Processes and Process Engineering.
11. Edible Oils and Oil Seed Processing.
12. Bye Product Utilization and Waist Management in Foods.
13. Meat and Fish Products.
14. Milk and Dairy Products.
15. Food, Nutrition and Policies.
16. Nutrition and Wellness.
17. Water and Beverages.
18. Fruits and Vegetables Technology.
19. Roots and Tubers.
20. Food Analysis and Quality Assurance.
21 Cereals and Legumes.
22. Utilization of Plants and Plants Product.
The following were the proposed conference date, venue and conference fee
|S/NO.||CATEGORY||1st Aug. to 31st September (N)||1st Oct.- Conf Date (N)|
|International Members||$200.00||$ 200.00|
Below were the suggested events for the opening ceremony.
VENUE KANO STATE GOVERNMENT HOUSE
KEY NOTE ADDRESS;-
To speak on the topic;- ‘Industrial Food Processing in Nigeria; Prospects and Challenges’’
The LOC proposes to honour the executive governor of Kano State (Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso), Aliko Dangote and other dignitaries suggested by the EXCO. The LOC also proposed to have a tour around some developmental projects around Kano, e.g. first lady’s school, institute of fisheries, Amana city and Kwankwasiyya city.
The LOC of Kano 2014 Conference as at April, 2014, made the first announcement flier ready and sent a copy to the secretariat for the perusal and input of the executive council,
Furthermore, the LOC planned a courtesy visit of the President of NIFST to His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kano State, Dr. (Engr.) Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, the Vice Chancellors of Bayero University, Kano (BUK) and Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil (KUST), respectively. The LOC came up with a proposed budget presented here:
PROPOSED BUDGET, KANO 2014 NIFST CONFERENCE
|Hall decorations and other related conference equipments for 4 days.||100,000.00|
|Conference dinner venue (hire of tables, chairs and decorations).||235,000.00|
|Conference photograph, video and album.||124,000.00|
|Printing of special invitation cards for special guests.||30,000.00|
|Production of plaques for awards.||200,000.00|
|Logistic support for 15 adhoc staff for 7 days @ 1,300.00/person /day.||136,500.00|
|Stationeries for LOC (Lap top, paper, black and white and coloured printers and consumables, printing and photocopy of documents).||200,000.00|
|1000 pieces of name tag holders||80,000.00|
|Local transportation during the conference||120,000.00|
|LOC local transportation||85,000.00|
|Printing of first and second announcement flyer.||140,000.00|
|Printing of 1000 copies of posters.||40,000.00|
|Printing of 550 copies of conference event programme booklets (Laminated and full colour).||550,000.00|
|Printing of 550 copies of conference proceedings.||1,100,000.00|
|Printing of 1500 copies of conference branded jotter booklet laminated and full colour A4 half page.||240,000.00|
|Pre-conference Radio and TV talk/NP logistic for press.||750,000.00|
|T-shirts (collar) branded printing and writing of CD.||225,000.00|
|Accommodation for 30 council members for six nights and dinner at the lodge.||3,600,000.00|
|Accommodation for 15 fellows for six nights and dinner at the lodge.||2,160,000.00|
|Accommodation for six LOC members for six nights and dinner at the lodge.||40,200.00|
|Accommodation for six secretariat staff .for six nights and dinner at the lodge.||684,000.00|
|Accommodation for 9 invited guests for two nights and dinner at the lodge.||435,000.00|
|Lunch for 550 participants for four days @ N1200.00 per plate.||2,640,000.00|
|Tea break for 550 participants for four days @ N600.00 per serving.||1,320,000.00|
|Serving of verities of sweets for four days.||13,600.00|
|Serving of verities of fruits for four days.||20,000.00|
|Bottled water for four days.||96,000.00|
|Conference dinner for 500 participants.||850,000.00|
Account Name: Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology Northwest Chapter
Account Number: 2023114083 First Bank Nigeria PLC.
Sort Code: 11123727
As the Almighty God may have it, this Kano 2014 conference could not materialize for the obvious reason given by council members (insecurity in the Nation).
Northwest chapter received the sum of N20,000 naira only from the council during the 173rd council meeting for, the successful disbursement of TETFUND journals meant for Northwest chapter.
Prof. H. Abubakar