President of the Toxinology Society of Nigeria (TSN), Professor Ambrose O. Adaudi, made the commendation while delivering his speech at the conference themed: Toxins and Venoms: the Nigeria Experience hosted by the University.
Professor Ambrose O. Adaudi said the conference which is first of its kind since the commencement of academic activities in this potentially great University one year ago, could not have been possible without an unflinching support rendered by the committed and determined Management under the distinguished leadership of the indefatigable Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Lawal Suleman Bilbis, FNSBMB.
He said that a wide range of scientific scholars and professionals from different academic institutions, government and the industry who are involved in the research of toxins and venoms accross Nigeria and beyond participated at the conference.
He explained that the society started at a Faculty Board meeting of the Veterinary Medicine at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in 2012 where it was eventually founded in 2014 as a professional organisation of scientists involved in the science of toxins and venom research accross the Country.
Prof Adaudi further maintained that the commitment of the institution’s pioneer Vice-Chancellor, Professor Lawal Suleman Bilbis, FNSBMB, was unequivocally anchored at taking the University to an enviable position calling on other tertiary institutions to emulate the very kind gesture done by the University towards enhancing scholarly research, teaching and community service.