Dr. (Mrs.) Ezeali holds a Ph.d in Agric Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. She was employed by the defunct Federal Agricultural Coordinating Unit (FACU) in 1986 immediately after her National Youth Service and her appointment was later regularized by the Federal Civil Service Commission as Planning Officer (Agric). She has been involved in project Monitoring & Evaluation, Participatory Rural Appraisal for Community- Based Agricultural Projects such as Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprises. Dr. Ezeali has also been actively participating in the extension activities such as field visits/supervisions, REFILS, such as MTRM, Filed days. She was nominated for the Best staff award by the Southeast Regional Office on account of her contributions and commitment to duty. I have the honour to present her for this award.