Lateefah Oyinlola, Obadina Adewale and Mobolaji Omemu, Nigeria


My name is Oyinlola, Lateefah Adedamola, M.Sc student of Food Microbiology and Biotechnology at the Department of Food Science and Technology, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. I am an indigen of Inisa in Odo Otin local government area of Osun State, I was born in Saki, Oyo State in November, 1989, I had my Primary school education in Ile Ife,  Osun State, my Junior secondary school education at the Federal Government Girls' College, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, my Senior secondary school education at Osun State School of Science, Ile Ife. I had my first degree in Food Science and Technology. My future Goal is to be a Professor of Food Microbiology and Biotechnology, finding Nature Secret as an offering to mankind. I like reading novel and listening to music at my leisure time.

My name is  OBADINA, Adewale Olusegun (PhD),  a lecturer in the Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. My area of research is food safety and quality. 

 I was born in Benin City on November 14 and hails from Ijebu Imushin, in Ogun State, Nigeria. I had my higher education at the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria where I obtained Bachelor degree in 1998, Masters and PhD degrees in 2002 and 2006 respectively.

I started my lecturing career at Bells University of Technology, Ota, Nigeria in 2005 in the Department of Food Biotechnology and later became the coordinator, Department of Food Science and Technology. I left for University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB) now Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) in September, 2009. 

My future goals are to:
 - Manifest excellence and put in my best in any challenge or task
 - Contribute to knowledge and promote development through innovation and scientific research
 - To collaborate and work with people to achieve well defined, worth-while goals
 - To exhibit good sense of responsibility, excellent leadership and commitment in every task and challenge
 - To dream, set great goals and be the best that I can be.
 - To live with purpose and fulfill my destiny.

During my free time, I like surfing the internet and listening to classical musics.

I wish to say that I have been involved in various collaborative project sponsored by international donors such as DFID, EU, Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation, Africa-Brazil Innovations etc.

Omemu A. Mobolaji

My name is OMEMU, A. MOBOLAJI. I am a Nigerian, born in Ibadan, Oyo State but grew up in Ogun state. I had my BSc. at Ogun State University; my MSc. and PhD (Food/ Industrial Microbiology) at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB). 

I started my lecturing career in the Department of Microbiology, FUNAAB.  My research focus is Food microbiology/Food safety. I am involved in researches  involving upgrading traditional food technology, focusing on microbiology, safety, nutrition, and biotechnology of African foods.

I am presently an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) where I am engaged in teaching, research, mentoring and administrative duties.

Research area:

I am currently the Head of the department of Foodservice and Tourism in the Institution.  My career goal include:

  • To search for and be engaged in scientific collaborations and research networking.
  • To commit myself to aggressive scientific writing and communication; believing that science is not relevant until when communicated.
  • To mentor upcoming scientist.

In my free time, I like to read and take short walk.

I am one of the African woman scientists who won the two years African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Post Doctorate Fellowship -2010-2012.AWARD is a professional development program that strengthens the research and leadership skills of African women in agricultural science, empowering them to contribute more effectively to poverty alleviation and food security in sub-Saharan Africa.    


No food production system can escape the effects of climate change which are, by definition, global. The impacts of climate on biota evolution and human behaviour will undoubtedly have consequences for food safety and food security in general. Consumption of fresh produce is expected to increase further in coming years because of health promotion. In recent report from WHO/FAO it was stated that leafy green vegetables (including fresh herbs) currently presented the greatest concern in terms of microbiological hazards. This project aims to understand the impact of climate change on the survival of pathogens and safety of fresh  cut vegetable in the agricultural zone area of south western  Nigeria. In order to achieve, the effect of climatic data variation with time on pathogen types and concentration from samples from different location at the same time will be compared; toxins/toxin viability by identified pathogens at different locations of the agriculture geographical area at different periods of the year will be examined; risk hazard map will be constructed; and training program will be organized for the producers and intending producers to impact good farm practices during harvesting of fresh cut vegetables.concern in terms of microbiological hazards.