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We create learning research opportunities.

The education objective of ACEMFS is to create an interdisciplinary experiential model that will prepare a cadre of future leaders focused on the rapidly emerging need for innovations at the nexus of food security, food safety, agricultural productivity, and economics from local to global scales.

ACEMFS will leverage the research infrastructure available in the National Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CGEB) and its strategic plan to train a skilled and innovative workforce that would transform Africa’s natural resources into goods and services, driven by entrepreneurship and Information and Communication Technology (ICT), to positively affect the economy and thus the quality of life of her people.

Our core objectives

1. To foster impactive interdisciplinary research 
2. To implement solutions that improve the quality of life of Africans through fit-for-purpose interventions fostering economic growth and access to sufficient safe food for all. 

These objectives address the five sustainable development goals of poverty reduction, zero hunger, good health and well-being quality education, and gender equality by 2030.

Food Safety

to train Food Safety graduates that will impact better food and feed safety culture.


to expose students to an in-depth knowledge of toxicology, mechanisms of toxicants, effects on living systems, etc.

Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics

to address Africa’s shortage of expertise and applicable solutions to ensure a safe, controlled, and sufficient food supply.


this plays a vital role in achieving our set objectives.

Meet the Centre Leader

He is a Professor of Biochemistry and the Centre Leader of the Africa Centre of Excellence for Mycotoxin and Food Safety at the Federal University of Technology, Minna. He completed his PhD in Biochemistry (Toxicology) from the same University. The researcher was a Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) with the Food Environment and Health Research Group of the University of Johannesburg (UJ) between 2008 and 2010.

He is the Lead Researcher of the Food and Toxicology Research Group (FTRG), which researches mycotoxins, African medicinal plants, and abused substances in Nigeria. He has won seven national and international grants. He is a member of the African Union Expert Committee on Contaminants in Food and the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Contaminants in Food (2012-2016). He has 57 publications in peer-reviewed journals, technical papers, and books.

Prof. H. A. Makun

Core officers of the Centre

<strong>Prof. H.L. Muhammad</strong>
Prof. H.L. Muhammad
Deputy Centre Leader
<strong>Dr. Helen S. Auta</strong>
Dr. Helen S. Auta
Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
<strong>Mrs. Funmi I. Okoinemen</strong>
Mrs. Funmi I. Okoinemen
Project Accountant
<strong>Mrs. Dorothy Elaigu</strong>
Mrs. Dorothy Elaigu
Communication Officer
<strong>Mrs. Eunice A. Nwankpa</strong>
Mrs. Eunice A. Nwankpa
Centre Secretary
<strong>Prof. A. A. Saka</strong>
Prof. A. A. Saka
Industrial/Sectoral Liaison
<strong>Mr. Haruna Abubakar</strong>
Mr. Haruna Abubakar
Procurement and Property Management Officer
<strong>Mr. Ado Abdulmalik</strong>
Mr. Ado Abdulmalik
Assistant Project Accountant
<strong>Mr. Yandalu Yusuf</strong>
Mr. Yandalu Yusuf
Finance Officer
<strong>Mr. Shafiu Sule</strong>
Mr. Shafiu Sule
<strong>Mr. Silas Bijim</strong>
Mr. Silas Bijim
Environmental and Social Safeguard Officer
<strong>Mr. Habu Jimoh</strong>
Mr. Habu Jimoh
I.T Officer (Registration Portal)
<strong>Mr. Abraham S. Twaki</strong>
Mr. Abraham S. Twaki
I.T Officer (Centre Website)
<strong>Dr. Mrs. Eucharia Ezenwadiugwu</strong>
Dr. Mrs. Eucharia Ezenwadiugwu
Guidance and Counselling Officer
<strong>Prof. Alexander Ajai</strong>
Prof. Alexander Ajai
Examination Officer