One of the best performing aides of Governor Seyi Makinde and the Executive Chairman Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA), Mogaji Akin Fagbemi has been offered an appointment as a visiting research scientist at Foresight Institute of Research and Translation in Rwanda.
Dr Fagbemi, who was before his appointment as OYRTMA DG, was a top Regulatory Scientist with NAFDAC for almost 2 decades before joining politics as a Food and Drug Safety expert with research intrest in Food safety and Metagenomic analysis both locally and internationally. Last year, he was made a Fellow of the Nigeria Institute of Food Science and Technology, a Chartered Institute of Nigerian Food Scientists.
A copy of the appointment letter obtained by Goalpoacher News, dated April 22, was signed and issued by Kudirat Adedeji, the Managing Director/Acting Director, TED, FIRAT Africa Programs Ambassador, Director of Finance.
The letter reads:
FORESIGHT INSTITUTE OF
RESEARCH AND TRANSLATION
(RWANDA COUNTRY OFFICE)
22nd April 2023
Dr Fagbemi Stephen Akintomide
Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority,
Ibadan, Oyo State
Dear Dr. Fagbemi Stephen Akintomide,
“APPOINTMENT AS A VISITING RESEARCH SCIENTIST
I am glad to inform you that the management of this institution, through its Committee on Visiting
Research Scientists (VRS) Programme, has offered you placement as a Visiting Senior Research
Scientist for three years.
“This Research status in the Institute is unique and provides you the opportunity to express your strong
proclivity for research that is impacting and your desire to translate such into productive outcomes,
transforming lives and creating solutions, jobs, and wealth. FIRAT considers this as a give-back to the
people and community responsibility that is highly rewarding.
“The benefits that you will enjoy range from, but are not limited to,
a. continuous engagement in your research and professional career;
b. more learning to keep your skills better sharpened;
c. leading or participating in grant-supported studies;
d. creating new jobs and working with teams on the ground;
e. being well engaged in research leadership and mentoring others, and
f. contributing to new knowledge generation that would be disseminated or published in
“You will be expected to engage in the translation of knowledge into innovative products, goods, and
services that can create jobs and wealth through the Institute.
“There are occasions you may be requested to volunteer in Higher Education Institutions in any part of
Nigeria, Rwanda, or other African countries, engaging in research, training, and other capacity-building
“It is expected that you and others will have a bridging towards the next career opportunities with
FIRAT and or a fulfillment of a career life that impacts the world we live in. The National Project
Coordinator (NPC) and the Chair of the VRS Programme management committee will be in contact with you on the starting activities and visiting work plans.
“Please kindly note that you will provide your visiting schedule to the Institute at least three months
before commencement. While away from the Institute you can also commence work on intended visit
goals and achievements.
“Thank you for your interest in the Visiting Research Scientists Programme and I congratulate you on
MD/Acting Director, TED
CC: FIRAT Africa Programs Ambassador, Director of Finance.”