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Director General at National Seed Council Nigeria
Dr. Olusegun Ojo is the Director General of National Agricultural Seeds Council, the agency responsible for regulating the Nigerian Seed Industry. He was the immediate past Director of Seed Certification, Quality Control and Variety Registration and Release of the Agency.
Ojo, an astute seed expert trained both nationally and internationally in Seed Science and Seed Industry development holds a BSc and MSc in Agriculture from OAU, Ile-Ife and Ph.D. in Policy Analysis.
He started his career as a Seed Certification Officer, served as Superintending Expert for the preparation of the National Seed Policy and contributed immensely to the development of the Seed Industry in Nigeria and West Africa. Ojo has presented several technical papers on seed quality control and has attended over 25 international workshops and tours in Africa, Asia, Europe and the USA.A member of West African Seed Committee, the Chair of National Seed Committee who has assisted to transform the Nigeria Seed Industry to become the leader in West Africa with the largest number of private seed companies contributing over 60% of the quality seed usage in the region.
Dr Ojo has a vision of turning the Sheda complex to a Centre of Excellence for Seed Industry in West Africa serving as a hub for regional seed regulation etc. He is happily married and blessed with wonderful children.