Victor Chude Emerges President Of International Union Of Soil Sciences (IUSS)

Victor Chude has emerged as the new President of the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) with its Headquarters at Vienna, Austria.

This is the first time in the 98 years of the IUSS that a Nigerian will become the president through an election.

Victor Chude, who is the Registrar, Nigeria Institute of Soil Science (NISS) is expected to serve in the position for the next three years (2023-2026).

While congratulating the newly elected president, the outgoing president, Laura Bertha Reyes-Sanchez, acknowledged that the standing committee for the presidential election has validated the process and result, naming Chude the winner and president elect.

She explained that the President provides leadership, focus and direction both within and outside of the IUSS.

The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) is the global union of soil scientists. The union promotes all branches of soil science and support all soil scientists across the world in the pursuit of their activities.

Within the union, the President, working together with the other Presidential Committees, and in consultation with the Executive Committee and Council, is expected to develop and implement strategic directions and actions to take the Union forward and to ensure that it is recognized as the pre-eminent international body in the field of soil science.

Victor Chude is one of the most widely travelled Soil Scientists in Nigeria and has also been a key speaker at numerous National and International seminars and conferences on the nature and status of Soil Science in Nigeria and across continents.

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