By Gabriel Dike, Lagos
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe has won a €38,000 grant from the Biodiversity Information for Development (BID) programme.
A statement signed by the university’s Head of Corporate Affairs, Mrs Nonye Oguma, said the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) awarded research grants to two UNILAG Botanists – Prof Ogundipe and Dr Temitope Onuminya.
According to her, Prof Ogundipe won a National Level grant and has been awarded the sum of €38,000 for the project entitled: “Implementation of the Biodiversity Information and data System for Coastal Ecosystems in Nigeria”.
The Institutional Level grant, Oguma said, was won by Dr Onuminya, who was awarded €18,850 for the implementation of a BID project as outlined in the proposal entitled: “Expanding the visibility of the Lagos Herbarium through Digitization and Mobilization of Plant Specimen Data”.
Oguma said the university management congratulated the duo, mentor and mentee, and wished them a successful implementation of their proposal.