Head of Unit



The services of the Unit covers the Institute,  Southwest Agro-ecological zones  and global communities as dictated by the mandate, interest and activities of the Institute.


The Unit is a services Unit saddled with the responsibility of deploying ICT and statistical packages for effective research and extension service delivery. The Unit also offers technical support and capacity building services in in procurement, installation, use and maintenance of computer system for improved job productivity.


  • Provision of computer services to all Programmes, Units and Sections of the Institute
  • Provision of internet services and day to day administration of the Institute’s network
  • Updating and maintenance of Institute’s website
  • Provision of Biometric services (which involve planning and designing of experiments, analysis of experimental data and logical interpretation of research results).
  • Creation of electronic database for meteorological data collected from the Institute’s stations spanning over decades.
  • Updating staff knowledge in experimental design, data management  and computer usage





  • Creation of Database for Commodity Mapping, Agro climatic and Marketing Research and Information Dissemination.
  • Creation of more interactive on-line platforms for agricultural extension information dissemination to different categories of stakeholders.
  • Development of Software for specific needs of the Institute.
  • Facility Upgrade for Effective and Efficient IT-Based Service Delivery.
  • Seminars on IT appreciation, procurement and maintenance for Institute Community
  • Specialized Training for Institute’s Staff and other Stakeholders.
  • Specialized Training for Institute’s Staff and other Stakeholders.
  • Specialized Training for ITU Core Technical Staff Development
  • Workshop for Agricultural Superintendents on Experimental Designs and Data Management.

The dynamics of the research world place much emphasis on adequate use of Information and Communication Technology in all aspects of research activities for effective service delivery. In the same vein, there is a fast evolving perception of research as a global community whereby research Institutes are expected to keep with the global pace in agricultural research. The Information and Technology Unit (ITU) of the Institute has the mandate of providing cutting-edge ICT-based services for effective research and extension service delivery. The Unit also deploys its human and material resources for effective connection of the Institute with the global agricultural research community. In executing this mandates, the activities of the unit is structured into three main sub-units namely;

  • Network Administration and Compute-related Services
  • Biometrics and Statistical Services
  •  Capacity Building and Technical Support Services.

Our Focus

Provision of functional Information Technology System for effective research and extension service delivery

This is done by;

  1. Prompt facility upgrade and maintenance for effective and efficient IT-based service delivery.
  2. Providing efficient statistical and database management services for robust research findings and information dissemination
  3. Facilitating capacity building for efficient service delivery and enhanced productivity.
  4. Exploring viable partnership for the deployment of ICT-based platforms and gadgets for dissemination of extension information.


  • The Unit has continued to design, manage and upgrade the Institute’s website to accommodate new aspirations and promote effective linkage with the global community.
  • New innovations and partnership are constantly explored to provide cost-effective and efficient platforms for extension information dissemination using ICT.
  • Human and materials resources have also been continuously deployed to provide biometric and robust statistical services for valid and logical conclusions from research studies.
  • The Unit has also organized training workshops for different categories of staff on experimental designs and statistical analysis, use of Computers systems and software applications to specific job schedules of relevance to the Institute activities and mandates.


  1. Creation of weather database for south west Nigeria
  2. Creation of ICT-based platform for dissemination of extension information to farmers and other stakeholders on their mobile phones.


Jelili Olaide SAKA
Senior Research Fellow
Agric. Economist/Head of Unit
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Adesola Mukaila LAWAL
Assist. Chief System Programmer
Technical Staff
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Sunday Oyeyemi AJAGBE
Principal Technical Officer (Computer Operations)
Technical Staff
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Nurein Akinjide AKINTOYE
Principal Technical Officer (Statistics)
Technical Staff
Gbemisola Ibiyemi AJAKAYE
Senior Technical Officer (Computer Engineering)
Technical Staff
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Adetoun Omolola ADEDIRAN
Assistant Executive Officer
Administrative Staff
Olaide Iyabo JONAH
Secretarial Assistant I
Secretarial staff
Oluwasumbo 'Bola SHOKANBI
Senior Clerical Officer
Administrative Staff
Ajibola Beatrice SAMSON
Farm Assistant
Technical Staff
Clarat Ekundayo OLURINDE
Technical Officer (Statistics)
Technical Staff
Lydia Olayinka OLASEHINDE
Higher Technical Officer (Statistics)
Technical Staff
Abosede Adejoke EMEDOH
Assistant Technical Officer
Technical Staff
Ufuoma Fiona ALEGBE
Assistant Technical Officer
Technical Staff
Ismail Oyeniyi OYETUNDE
Technical Officer (Statistics)
Technical Staff
Muhideen Ahmed ODEBODE
Assistant Technical Officer
Olugbenga Gabriel TAIWO
Senior Farm Attendant I