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Professor of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology

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BIRTH

Professor Dixon Olutade Torimiro, a native of Isonyin in Ijebu North East Local Government Area within Ogun East Senatorial District of Ogun State, Nigeria was born on Saturday 19th of May, 1962 in Somolu, Lagos, Nigeria to Rev. (Dr.) Dixon Okunola Torimiro and Mrs. Olajumoke Torimiro-Oloyede (Nee Anifowoshe).

RELIGIOUS LIFE

Dixon Olutade Torimiro came across The Apostolic Faith Church in Ijebu Igbo through his classmate during his undergraduate days in Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University), Ago- Iwoye, Nigeria. He was invited to a revival service in Ijebu Igbo in one of the Sunday evenings and there he prayed to Salvation of his soul in February 7, 1988 and the following Sunday February 14 he had the experience of Sanctification and later in August the same year he was filled with Holy Ghost. In 1991 camp-meeting during his National Youth Service with the Church at Lagos, he partook in Water Baptism. He joined the Association of Visiting Secretaries of the Church the same year. In 1996, he was appointed a Sunday School Teacher and in 1997 he was appointed a Minister. In November, 2011 he was appointed a member of the Management of the Apostolic Faith Church, Osun District, Nigeria as the Head of Youth Development Directorate, the position he later handed over for logistic and health reasons. He was a visiting Minister in the Apostolic Faith Church of Portland Oregon, Phase IV, Gaborone, Botswana from 2013 to 2015.

MARITAL LIFE

Professor Dixon Olutade Torimiro happily married to Mrs. Mojisola Helen Torimiro (Nee Jegede) in June 22, 1995 in Apostolic Faith Church, Ebute-Meta, Lagos, Nigeria and they are blessed with two children- Ayoola and Timilehin (software developer).

HOBBIES

Professor Torimiro enjoys reading, poem writing, photography, video recording, browsing and sightseeing. He has either visited or participated in research and academic conferences in some countries of the world amongst which are: Benin Republic, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Germany, Kenya, Namibia, Senegal, Lesotho, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and United States of America.

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

He attended:

  1. Lagos City Council Primary School, Fadeyi, Lagos State, Nigeria from 1968-1974.
  2. Abeokuta Grammar School, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria (1976 to 1981).
  3. He also attended School of Agriculture, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria between 1983 and 1985 where he obtained Diploma in General Agriculture.
  4. He gained admission to Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University), Ago- Iwoye, Nigeria in 1985 from where he was awarded a Bachelor of Agriculture degree (Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology) in 1990.
  5. He proceeded to Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife for his M.Sc degree (Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology) in 1991/92 session on a Federal Government Scholarship, which he obtained in 1995 and also bagged his Ph.D. (Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology) from the same institution in 1999.
  6. He won the Laureateship of the Child and Youth Studies Institute of the Council for Development of Social Science Research in Africa, Dakar in 2004 and he was awarded a Certificate in Child and Youth Studies.

Professional Certificates
  1. Certificate: Introduction to Data Wise: A Collaborative Process to Improve Learning & Teaching, HarvardX- An Online Learning Initiative by Havard University through edX, April 2020
  2. Certificate, Entrepreneurship Development Training Programme, Small & Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria. 15 February, 2019.
  3. Certificate of Achievement, Open Data Management in Agriculture and Nutrition (Exam Grade: 9.14), GODAN Action Online Course, 9 April – 4 May, 2018.
  4. Certificate, Induction Course for Newly Appointed Academic Staff, University of Botswana.10-14 March 2014
  5. Certificate, Web 2.0 Social Media for Development, CTA Netherland, December, 2013.
  6. Certificate of Achievement, Training for the Nican-Veg Project, Cape Breton University, Sydney, Canada. 1-18 May, 2013.
  7. Certificate, Child and Youth Studies, CODESRIA (October, 2004).
  8. Certificate, International Training Workshop for Rural Youth Leaders, Bavarian Farmers’ Union Training Centre, Herrsching, Germany (July, 2002).
CONTRIBUTION TO KNOWLEDGE

Since I became an academic staff in the University, my major research activities have been focusing on children/ youth studies in rural communities, rural community development and extension. This is informed by the need for continuity and sustainability of agriculture as a noble traditional profession, which is of major economic and cultural importance in Nigeria. In the past, emphasis of research – extension – farm system model has been on the men-farmers generally without critically and analytically examining the significant contribution of the other members (children, youth and women) of the farm-family component of Research – Extension – Farm family – Input Linkages System (REFILS), their socio-economic differences, vulnerability and their relationships with the research and extension activities. Some of our research activities, through the National Research and Development Network of Children and Youth in Agriculture Programme in Nigeria (CYIAP- Network), have been able to address some of these concerns. For instance, our review of the previous research – extension – farm linkages system model led to the development of a new model: a modified systemic research- extension- farm family- input linkages model which accommodates the assessment of children’s and youth’s contributions to farming. More so, to enable us offer explanation to some of our findings on farm children studies, a psycho-analytic theory was used to characterize the developmental stages of farm-child alongside the farming activities in which they are involved.

Our baseline research activities in CYIAP-Network, on the children’s attitude towards farming and their socialization process into farming activities established a negative attitude with their perception of farming as dirty and tedious job. More so, schematic illustration of socialisation process of children into farming was documented as starting from age four when they merely accompanying their parents to farms, observing them on the farm, gradually initiating them into farming activities, giving independent assignment on farming activities and full participation in farming. Also, the interest and aspiration of school children in farming were investigated, which revealed that their interest in farming could only be sustained by their relatively high aspiration in furthering their education in agriculture and future economic investment in farming. The rural children’s infrastructure and social amenities’ requirements were also investigated, which correlates with their age, years of farming and their contact with extension agents.

Our studies on rural children’s / youth’s involvement in household food security activities, animal rearing activities, entrepreneurial activities and car wash activities established the children’s levels of involvement in the various activities within the rural economy. Our work on child labour and abuse argued the differences between the global idealistic perspectives of the notion of child labour as against the African socio-economic and cultural realities. More so, my work on children exploitation in the labour process, which won the Laureateship of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in African (CODESRIA)’s Child and Youth Studies Institute offered empirical exposition on the influence of globalization on the children exploitation in the labour process and child culture in some selected labour sites.

My Ph.D. research established some principal factors that associated with youth participation in rural leadership development activities from which two publications were derived.

Our studies on gender analysis of ICTs usage among the in-school farm youth, farm youth and usage of HIV/AIDs prevention strategies and push and pull correlates of farm youth's involvement in transportation addressed the contemporary issues related to the youth survival, vulnerability and sustainability on the farm, from which their implications for food security were drawn. More so, the needs for sustainability of farm youth in farming business and their socio-economic correlates with crop production were established.

A study was carried out during my participation in International Training Workshop for Rural Youth Leaders in Germany to document the process explored in inaugurating an international rural youth development network as experienced by an African convener, which established the discrepancies between the interest of the participants from the developing countries and those of their European counterparts.

Other areas of my research, which are very relevant to agricultural extension and rural sociology generally, include the farmers’ socio-economic characteristics related to adoption of improved agricultural technologies. This was extracted from my M.Sc. research and it established some determinants of adoption. Other works on extension and adoption of improved farm practices, which have shed more light on the adoption status of some improved technologies include: adoption of improved vegetable production technologies and adoption of soybean planting, processing and utilization packages. Also our assessment of adoption status of management practices of West African Dwarf Goat production established some cultural factors influencing discontinuance of innovation in a rural community. Our research efforts established the significant differences between farmers’ and extension agents’ perceived farm mechanization needs. Another work argued the relevance of extension communication service towards promoting economic recovery through peri-urban horticultural business in Nigeria, while another work documented the forms of communication used for strengthening agricultural technologies dissemination. A paper established the empirical differences between the cooperative and non-cooperative poultry farmers, while another paper assessed the impact of agricultural extension practices on Nigerian poultry farmers’ standard of living.

Another study that won the CODESRIA grant and membership of its Multi-national Working Group, which has also been considered as a contribution to a CODESRIA book series, documented the ethno-cultural relations and nomadic youth identity transformation among the Fulani settlers in Osun State. My recent research focuses on modelling school based youth for complementing extension roles in Nigeria and Botswana, which has evolved a better understanding of fostering relationship between extension farmers and schools as partners via information communication technologies. Also, our research efforts sponsored by AAU and IDRC have, respectively, popularized the cultivation and use of sunflower and some selected underutilized indigenous vegetables for poverty alleviation in sub Saharan Africa.

Findings from all these have served as data bank for researchers, policy makers, children/youth development professionals and extension workers in sub Saharan Africa. They are also used in developing curriculum for teaching agricultural extension, rural sociology and rural children/youth in agriculture and extension.

ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Professor Torimiro started his academic career as a Lecturer III (part-time) in the Department of Agricultural Management and Extension, Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, Nigeria in 1993. He later joined the services of the Ogun State University’s Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology as an Assistant Lecturer in February, 1995 and rose to Lecturer II position in 1998. After his Ph.D., he withdrew his service for Obafemi Awolowo University’s Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology in March, 1999 where he rose through the ranks to the position of a Professor with effect from 1st October, 2009. He was a visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria from October 2008 – December, 2009; he was visiting scientist to Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia, Canada from April 28 – May 18, 2013 on NICAN Veg Project. At the height of his academic career, Professor Dixon Olutade Torimiro delivered his Inaugural Lecture entitled: “Who will bring farm children back to the farm?” in May 28, 2013, which was well celebrated in different Nigeria’s news media and presided over by the Vice-Chancellor (Professor Tale Omole) of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He was on contract as a Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Education, Botswana College of Agriculture, Gaborone from June 3, 2013 to July 3, 2015. He was a Visiting Professor to North West University, South Africa as ECOWAS-AAU Fellow in 2016; and also the 2019 Visiting International Extension Scholar – in – Residence to Ohio State University, United State of America.

Professor Torimiro has been actively engaged in teaching, research and community service. He taught courses such as social psychology in extension, on-farm demonstration, leadership and group dynamics in extension, supervision and administration in extension, agricultural extension communication and methods, organisation of youth and women programme, rural community organisation, application of sociology to rural problems, comparative extension education, intermediate sociological theory, leadership in community programmes, extension records and gender, environment and agriculture, at both the undergraduate and graduate degree levels. Professor Torimiro also successfully supervised over 10 Higher National Diploma (HND) Agricultural Extension Projects, over 100 B. Agric. Projects, 20 Postgraduate Diploma Projects and more than 20 M.Sc./M.Phil/Ph.D dissertation/theses.

Professor Torimiro’s research interests have spanned such areas as children/ youth studies in rural communities, rural community development and extension, innovation adoption studies, impact assessment of agricultural development projects and gender and sustainable development issues in agriculture.

Professor Torimiro has published extensively in both local and international reputable academic outlets and is the author or co-author of over 120 scientific papers, made up of books, edited books and chapters in books, journal articles, conference proceedings and technical reports to-date.

Professor Torimiro has contributed to university administration in different capacities. He Chaired Departmental Seminars Co-ordinating Committee (1999 to 2004), Departmental Chair and Representative, Faculty Postgraduate Committee (2004 to 2006, 2010- 2013), Chairman, Departmental Examination Coordinator (1999 to 2004), Member, Faculty Board of Agriculture (1999 to date), Member, Faculty Examination Coordination Committee (1999-2004), Member of Ad-hoc Committee on Faculty Development (1999), Faculty Farm Staff Review Committee (2001 to 2009), Member, Faculty of Agriculture Review Committee (2003 to 2004; 2006 to 2008, 2009-date), Associate Editor, Ife Journal of Agriculture (2004 to 2008), Member, Faculty Board of Studies (2004 to 2008, 2010- 2013), Member, Taskforce on University Accreditation (2011), Dean’s Representative, College Board of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (2002 to 2004), Deputy Coordinator, Gender Sensitization and Mainstreaming, Faculty of Agriculture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (2004 to 2011), Member, Review Panel, I.A.R. & T., Moore Plantation, Ibadan (2006 to 2008), Acting Head, Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development (2006-2008). Member, Faculty Review & Selection Panel, Faculty of Environmental Design & Management, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria (2010 to 2013), Chairman, Special Committee for Inventory of Teaching and Research Farm, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria (2012) and Member, Special Committee for Restructuring of Teaching and Research Farm, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria (2012), Member of University Senate (2011- date), Vice-Chair, Faculty Postgraduate Committee and member of College of Postgraduate Board (2015/2016 academic session), Member of University Task forces on Executive MBA Programme and PPDU (2017). He was also Coordinator, Pre-degree Programme, Obafemi Awolowo University, Moro Campus (2017 to 2019).

Professor Torimiro participated in the German Government’s sponsored 21st International Training Workshop for Rural Youth Leaders held in 2002, at the Bavarian Farmers’ Union Training Centre, in Herrsching, Germany under the patronship of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) which led to the initiation of the African Centre for Rural Youth Empowerment (ACRYE) since 2004 - his action plan for Nigeria. He is the Chairman, Board of trustees of the Centre. He won the CODESRIA’s Multinational Working Group grant on Citizenship and Identity in Contemporary Africa to conduct a study on ethno-cultural relations and nomadic youth identity transformation among the Fulani settlers in Osun state, Nigeria in 2005. He was a grantee of the Association of African Universities (AAU)/Department for International Development (DFID), UK and led a collaborative research between Crawford University, Igbesa, Nigeria and Botswana College of Agriculture in modeling rural school based young animators for an enhanced and sustainable usage of ICTs in farming communities of Nigeria and Botswana (2010-2011). He was also a lead agricultural extensionist on a sister project of AAU/DFID, UK in on-farm popularization of sunflower intercropping with arable crops production for poverty alleviation among the smallholder farmers in Nigeria and Botswana (2010-2011). He is an associate scientist and lead agricultural extensionist on IDRC/CIDA, Canada collaborative project between University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, Cape Breton University, Sydney, Canada, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria and Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria on sustainable production and utilization of underutilized Nigerian Vegetables to enhance rural food security (2011-2014; 2015-2018). He is a pioneer member of University of Glasgow’s Strategic Network for Sustainable Future in Africa (SFA) inaugurated in the University of Botswana in 2017 and co-Principal Investigator on multinational research project involving Nigeria, Uganda, Malawi and Botswana supported with grant from Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK.

He has also served as external examiner at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Aiyetoro-Campus, University of Benin, Benin, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Osun State University, Ejigbo campus and Bowen University, Iwo; and Northwest University, Mafikeng, South Africa. He is on the Editorial board of and reviewer to many local and international academic Journals. He has attended many learned conferences locally and internationally.

PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP
  1. Appointed as reviewer to several universities based or institutional based journals in the fields of agricultural extension and rural sociology in Nigeria and abroad.
  2. Elected General Secretary at the Annual General Meeting of the National Research and Development Network of Children and Youth in Agriculture Programme (CYIAP-Network) in Nigeria held in Ogun State University, Nigeria (1995-2007).
  3. Elected Assistant General Secretary at the Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Rural Sociological Association held in University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria, (2005-2007)
  4. Appointed Chairman, Website Development and Affiliation Committee at the Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Rural Sociological Association held in Bowen University, Iwo, Nigeria on the 16th August, 2007.
  5. Appointed Chairman, Electoral Committee, at the Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Rural Sociological Association held in Bowen University, Iwo, Nigeria on the 16th August, 2007.
  6. Elected Vice-President (Southwest Nigeria) at the Annual General Meeting of the National Research and Development Network of Children and Youth in Agriculture Programme (CYIAP-Network) in Nigeria held in Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo, Nigeria (2007).
  7. Elected President at the Annual General Meeting of the National Research and Development Network of Children and Youth in Agriculture Programme (CYIAP-Network) in Nigeria held in the Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria (2013).
Professional/International Consultancies
  1. Appointed Expert by European Commission for Evaluation of H2020-BG/RUR/SFS-2019-2 - Eval and Rapp. Brussels, Belgium, (September 16 – October 25, 2019),
  2. Appointed Expert by the Association of African Universities (AAU) to review abstracts for presentation at the Conference of Rectors, Vice-Chancellors and Presidents of African Universities (COREVIP) 2019 (April 5-12, 2019).
  3. Appointed Expert by European Commissionfor Evaluation of Horizon 2020 – SFS-35-2019-2020 (Scope A) proposals (February 22 – March 31, 2019).
  4. Appointed On-line Expert Evaluator of the World Bank Africa Higher Education Centres of Excellence for Development Impact (ACE Impact) Proposals (October 8-10, 2018).
  5. Appointed Member, Independent Evaluation Committee (Food Security), for the Evaluation of Universities Proposals for the PASET Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund for Ph.D. programmes in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (September 12 – October 1, 2016) Appointed Expert Consultant, Rural Development Project, JDPC sponsored by MISEREOR, Germany (February 29 – March 19, 2016).
  6. Appointed Reviewer of Grant Proposals by theAssociation of African Universities (AAU), Ghana (2013, 2014, 2015).
  7. Appointed Reviewer of Grant Proposals by the Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development in Southern Africa (CCARDESA), Botswana (2014).
  8. Appointed Short –Term National Consultant, Gender Fadama Research by the World Bank (2012).
  9. Appointed Chairman, Electoral Committee, at the Annual General Meeting of the Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria held in the Conference Centre, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria on the 16th May, 2010.
  10. Executive Consultant to Justice, Development and Peace Commission (JDPC), Ijebu Ode, Nigeria in developing Strategic Plan (2010 – 2012) in July, 2009.
  11. Agricultural Extension Facilitator for Ondo State Government of Nigeria in Training the newly recruited Agricultural Extension Officers for Ondo State Agricultural Development Project under the auspices of ABC Agricultural Systems Ltd. (July 28 – August 7, 2008)
  12. Agricultural Extension Consultant to Ondo State Government of Nigeria in recruiting Agricultural Extension Officers for Ondo State Civil Service Commission under the auspices of ABC Agricultural Systems Ltd. (May 25 – June 11, 2008)
National Service
  1. Appointed Returning Officer for Obokun Local Government Area by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2011 national election to oversee, collate and report the results of the election.
  2. Appointed Supervisor for 2018 Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB) Examination at Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria (June 9-25, 2018).
  3. Appointed Supervisor for 2019Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB) Examination at University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria (June 18-28, 2019).
Community Service
  1. Chairman, Board of Directors, Shekelsfield (Nig.) Ltd., Olajumoke Hiltop Farm Estate, Isomu- Orunwa Road, Isomu Ijebu, Ogun State, Nigeria (2017 to date)
  2. Chairman, Registered Board of Trustees, International Network for Research and Development of Children and Youth in Agriculture, Nigeria (2015 to date)
  3. Visiting Minister, Apostolic Faith of Portland Oregon, Gaborone, Botswana (June 2013 – June 2015).
  4. Director, Youth Development Directorate, Apostolic Faith, Osun District (2011- 2013)
  5. Chairman, Registered Board of Trustees, African Centre for Rural Youth Empowerment (ACRYE), Nigeria (2004 to date).
  6. Minister, Apostolic Faith, Nigeria (1997 to date)
OTHER RELEVANT SERVICES
  1. Departmental Examination Coordinator (1999 to 2004)
  2. Chairman, Departmental Seminars Co-coordinating Committee (1999 to 2004)
  3. Chairman, Departmental Postgraduate Committee (2002 – 2006)
  4. Acting Head, Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology (2006 – 2008)
  5. Member, Faculty Board of Agriculture (1999 to date)
  6. Member of Ad-hoc committee on Faculty Development (1999)
  7. Member, Faculty Examination Coordination Committee (1999-2004)
  8. Appointed to assist the Editor-in-Chief, Ife Journal of Agriculture (2001)
  9. Member, Editorial Board, Special edition Ife Journal of Agriculture (2002)
  10. Member, Faculty Farm Staff Review Committee (2001 to 2008)
  11. Associate Editor, Ife Journal of Agriculture (2004 to 2006)
  12. Member, Faculty Postgraduate Committee (2004 to 2008, 2010 to 2012, 2015-2016)
  13. Chairman, Faculty Examination Coordination Committee (March 5- May 7, 2004)
  14. Member, Faculty Board of Studies (2004-2008, 2018 to date)
  15. Member, Faculty of Agriculture Review Committee (2003 to 2004; 2006 to 2008, 2009 to date)
  16. Staff Adviser, Association of Visiting Secretary, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria (1999 to 2013)
  17. Member, Institute of Agricultural Research & Training Review Panel (2006 to 2008)
  18. Member, Editorial Board, A Bi-Annual Bulletin of Gender-Carnegie Gender Equity Initiative (2006)
  19. Cognate member, Faculty of Environmental Design and Management Review and Selection Panel (2006 to 2010)
  20. Patron, Agricultural Extension Students’ Association in Nigeria, Obafemi Awolowo University Chapter, Ile-Ife, Nigeria (2006 to date)
  21. Member, University Senate (2009 to date)
  22. Faculty Representative on Postgraduate College Board (2015 to 2016)
  23. Member, Task Force on Project Planning and Development Unit (2017)
  24. Member, Task Force on Executive Master in Business Administration (MBA) Programme (2017)
  25. Head of Pre-Degree Programme, Centre for Distance Learning (CDL), Obafemi Awolowo University, Moro Campus (2017-2019)
  26. Member, CDL Management Committee, Obafemi Awolowo University, Moro Campus (2017-2019)
  27. Cognate member, Faculty of Social Science Review and Selection Panel (2018-date)
External Examiner/Assessor

I have served locally and internationally as External Examiner/Assessor for undergraduate and graduate dissertations and theses for many years in the following universities:

External Examiner
- Appointed External Examiner by the University of Swaziland, Kwaluseni to examine and moderate undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of the Department of Agricultural Education and Extension (2018 - 2020).
- Appointed External Examiner by the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria to examine MSc. thesis of the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development (2018).
- Appointed External Examiner by the Osun State University, Ejigbo Campus, Nigeria to examine final year students’projects of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension (2017-2019).
- Appointed External Examiner by the Northwest University, Mafikeng, South Africa to examine 1 PhD theses of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension (2016).
- Appointed External Examiner by the Northwest University, Mafikeng, South Africa to examine 3 PhD theses of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension (2015).
- Appointed External Examiner by the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria to examine MSc. thesis of the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development (2012, 2013).
- Appointed External Examiner by the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria to Examine PhD thesis of the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development (2012).
- Appointed External Examiner by the University of Benin, Benin, Nigeria, to examine Undergraduate students’ projects of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension (2011/2012 academic session).
- Appointed External Examiner by Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria for the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, (2006/2007 & 2007/2008 academic sessions)
- Appointed External Examiner by Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria to Examine Postgraduate Diploma, MSc. & PhD theses of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, (at different times since 2007 to 2019).
- Appointed External Examiner by Olabisi Onabanjo University, Yewa Campus, Aiyetoro, Ogun State, Nigeria for the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development (2005/ 2006 academic session)
External Assessor
- Appointed External Assessor by the Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode, Nigeriato assess two Professorial Candidates of the Department of Agricultural Science (2019).
- Appointed External Assessor by the Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode, Nigeriato assess a Professorial Candidate of the Department of Agricultural Science (2018).
- Appointed External Assessor by the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeriato assess a Professorial Candidate of the Department of Social Studies (2018).
- Appointed External Assessor by the Cape Coast University, Ghanato assess a Professorial Candidate of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension (2018).
- Appointed External Assessor by the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeriato assess two Professorial Candidates of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension (2017).
- Appointed External Assessor by the Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode, Nigeriato assess a Professorial Candidate of the Department of Agricultural Production and Management (2016).
- Appointed External Assessor by the University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeriato assess a Professorial Candidate of the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development (2016).
- Appointed External Assessor by the University of Swaziland to assess a Professorial Candidate of the Department of Agricultural Education and Extension (2015).
- Appointed External Assessor by the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria to assess a Professorial Candidate of the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development (2013).
- Appointed External Assessor by the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria to assess a Professorial Candidate of the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development (2012).
CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
  1. Internet surfing, photography and video recording
  2. Travelling and sight seeing
  3. Mentorship, youth counselling and coaching