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Victor Chude elected president of International Union of Soil Sciences

A Renowned Soil Scientist and Registrar, Nigeria Institute of Soil Science, Professor Victor Okechukwu Chude has been elected as the new President of the International Union of Soil Sciences, IUSS that has its Headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

In a congratulatory message, the current President of the Union Dr, Laura Bertha Reyes Sanchez says the IUSS Council elected Nigeria for the first time in the 98th years of existence of the Union and that the standing committee for the presidential election has validated the process and result.

The IUSS new President, Professor Victor Okechukwu Chude is expected to serve the Union from 2023-2026.
Meanwhile, the Soil Science Society of Nigeria and Nigeria Institute of Soil Science have commended the IUSS Council for electing Professor Victor Chude for the position.

In a joint statement, the President of Soil Science Society of Nigeria, Professor Jibrin M. Jibrin and the President of the Nigeria Institute of Soil Science, Professor Ayoade Ogunkule say the election is a step in the right direction.

Reporting by Zaccheau Babalola; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino