AVOSON, the Avocado Society of Nigeria, has appointed Ambassador Adeniyi Sola Bunmi as their new Chief Executive Officer. His appointment came at the heels of the association’s first annual general meeting held in January 2020.
Adeniyi, the founder of Gogreen Impact Africa Initiative, is to preside over the affairs of the association for the next five years. The appointment of the new Chief Executive Officer is coming at a time when the association is taking giant strides in the commercialisation of Hass avocado production, processing and export in Nigeria.
AVOSON is the national association of avocado farmers, packers, and exporters in Nigeria duly registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission and Federal Ministry of Agriculture. The association is at the forefront of promoting the sustainable production of avocado in the country, with a vision of generating seedlings for over 3000 acres of farmland across the Avocado producing states of Nigeria. AVOSON partners with different international avocado associations, with active participation in the global Avocado trade.
According to nigeriaavocados.com, the new CEO is expected to bring his wealth of expertise to the Society, and further drive its transformative mission. With his appointment, AVOSON hopes to further strengthen its partnership with multiple stakeholders – private and public – to provide a platform for the strategic implementation of innovative services in the industry.