Nigerian Students In United Kingdom launch OPERATION FOOD FOR ALL – OFFA

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Nigerian Agricultural Revolutionary Initiative
The first OFFA meeting was held on Friday July 15, 2016 – It started at about 4:45pm, the venue was at the Phd Corner of Cranfield University immediately, after the Energy and Sustainable Development Symposium organized by the Nigerian Students Society in collaboration with Cranfield University, United Kingdom.
Mr. Greg Uzoma and Mr. Inuaeyen Inuaeyen provided the venue, because both of them are Phd students at the Cranfield.
Members present and new members;
Okoro Benedict
Olivia Okwudili
Younglord Ginah
Salma Chowdhery
Alfred Boyed
Juliet Ben-Iwo
Azeezan Titilola
Greg Uzoma
Victor Igwemezie
Manuel Paul, Victor Ayobami and Isaac Emeka joined via Skype
unveiled OFFA roadmap to members present.
Final Communiqué:
1. We received all new members who joined the first inaugural meeting at Cranfield University – Okoro Benedict took time to explain the OFFA roadmap to all.
2. OFFA initiative was reiterated and its relevance to the Nigerian society.  The people in attendance pledged to pursue it vigorously, because of its capacity to explore the potentials of all Nigeria experts, provide food for Nigerian youth and create employment.
3. It was agreed that all members should fill and submit the OFFA membership Google form. This will help us know our membership strength, and department to put people accordingly, such as legal team, research team, media/ICT team etc.
4. We agreed that each geopolitical zone should put heads together and decide what best to cultivate (crops and animal) in each region. Likewise, the various departments should brainstorm and present to the house their decision. This will form part of the general business, it will be used in seeking Public, Private Partnership and collaboration where necessary.
5. We strongly enjoin every member of OFFA to critically study and re-evaluate the roadmap that was presented to the house, and raise observations, corrections and objections where necessary.
6. We also agreed that any region that comes up with detailed roadmap of what best will be grown in their geopolitical zone will be adopted without delay and treated as priority.
7. We also agreed to commence registration of OFFA without delay. This will require an office address, executive bodies and their signatory and passport photographs and a bye law or code of conduct.
8. We met with website designer and he said that about £350 will be sufficient to create a website. To this end, we believe that the house is open to receive free will donation to execute this project as soon as possible. Also the photographs taken during the meeting at Cranfield University will be used at the webpage. OFFA members in Nigeria are encouraged to take group pictures and send across to us.
Conclusion:
The meeting was graced by ten persons and three members via Skype at different intervals, while the meeting went on smoothly. Finally, the meeting was brought to a successful end with a harmonious agreement that OFFA belongs to us all and cannot grow without an all inclusive participation. We must brace up to our assigned responsibilities and all hands much be on deck. OFFA will spring like a robust plant, when members rise up to the demands of their duties.

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