Federal University of Lafia (FULafia)

Senior Non Teaching / Technologist

Horticulturist I, Plant Science and BioTechnology, Faculty of Science

Mr. Etebom Silas


My name Silas Etebom Udoh. A native of Ikot-unya akama in Ikot ABASI Local government area of Akwa ibom state. I'm one of the pioneer staff of the botanical and research garden of the Federal University of Lafia. My rank is Horticulturist 1. I am currently a grade level 8 officer due to be promoted to grade level 9. Basically we carry help undergraduates, postgraduates,M.Sc, and PHD students carry out their projects in the botanical and research garden. We also supervise our junior staff and take part in clearing, mapping out layouts for the project students. We also take of all the various crops and medicinal plants we have in the botanical garden. Plants there(botanical and research garden) include; ornamental plants, vegetable plants, medicinal plants, fruit tress,cash crops like oil palm trees is available. The students make use the various research plots allotted to them and the various plants of their choice in carrying out their projects depending on the project topics given to them by their project supervisors. And we the field officers are attached to the students as a guide to them there in the field to aid in carrying out their projects successfully. Accurate data collation is encourage for proper outcome of the research carried out. There's basically proper information sharing between the project supervisor and and the field officers in order to guide the students properly on what and what to lookout for in order to achieve the desired aim and goal of the research or projects.