On Saturday 22nd September, there was a special event for Nigerian alumni, the "WUR at 100 event". The event was held at the Netherlands Embassy, in Lagos, Nigeria.
Around 30 WUR alumni celebrated the 100th anniversary of WUR together, along with the ambassador. Alumni members have made a video record of how to make "MOI-MOI", a Nigerian sustainable food for the future for this event.
WUR Alumni community in Nigeria were joined by other members of the larger Netherlands Institutions Alumni Association of Nigeria (NIAAN) in the celebration of the 100 years anniversary of the Institution. The WUR centenary celebration was themed "Sustainable Lifestyles, Sustainable Culture" in resonance with the global theme of Sustainable Recipes.
The event involved food tasting and networking at the Lagos consulate of the Netherlands Embassy. The Opening Remarks was delivered by the Deputy Ambassador, Michel Deelen who lauded the initiative and reiterated the commitment of the Netherlands Government to providing quality education and support to students, researchers and government in Nigeria.
Also present at the event was the Netherlands Embassy Fellowship officer, Mrs Temitayo Akinbiyi who lauded the initiative. The coordinator of the WUR Alumni group, Mrs Oyeronke Adegbile in her welcome address, enumerated on the theme of the event and advocated a sustainable lifestyle and good ingredients that can be sustained for the future and that will create less wastes of natural resources by practicing sustainable agriculture and puts into practice the principles of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
Mrs Funmi Eyeoyibo made a presentation on a Sustainable Nigerian good Recipe "Moinmoin" (steamed beans pudding with fish and eggs stuffing) & a Sustainable Nigerian drink "Zobo" drink (dried hibiscus leaves, boiled wirh ginger and cloves, and sweetened naturally with dates, pineapple and honey). You can find the movie of this preparation on the right.
Other members of the planning committee included Mrs Foluke Ademokun. The day ended on a very promising note for the WUR alumni with the hope of future meetings and events that will synergise and carry forward the university's legacy.