EMIR OF LAPAI, AGAIE EXPRESS CONFIDENCE IN PROF BALA LED MANAGEMENT

of Technology, Minna to transform the fortunes of the institution for good.

The revered Royal Fathers made this disclosure when the Vice-Chancellor of the University, led other Principal Officers on a courtesy visit to their respective palaces on Monday, March 12, 2018.

Speaking during the visit, the Emir of Lapai, HRH Alh. Bago felicitated with the Vice-Chancellor on his well-deserved appointment, adding that the Emirate Council is optimistic that his reign as Vice-Chancellor would transform the University to a world class citadel of learning.

The Emir of Lapai assured the Vice-Chancellor of his continuous support and prayers for him to succeed in office and appealed to members of the University Management to give the VC full support and quality counselling that would move the University to greater heights.

“Based on your track records as a renowned professor, we have confidence in you that you will succeed”, the Emir echoed.

Speaking earlier, the VC expressed appreciation to the Emir for the warm reception accorded the visiting team, stating that the purpose of his visit was to familiarize himself with the Emirate Council and to appeal for their support.

Prof. Bala stated that the University is committed to advancing the fortunes of the University host communities as well as the State at large in the area of community service and through the training of competent manpower that would transform the natural resources of the State and country for the benefit of the society.

The University helmsman said Niger State would be given more consideration during admission exercise and urged the Emirate Council to take advantage of the University remedial programme to secure admission for their children.

On the high cost of the remedial programme, the VC appealed to the Emir to counsel the present State Government to continue with the scholarship programme introduced by the Government of Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu, stating that the scholarship scheme increased the State enrolment figure in the University during the period.
He called on Lapai Emirate Educational Trust Fund to sponsor some indigent students from the community to acquire University degree.

The Vice-Chancellor’s next port of call was at the palace of the Emir of Agaie, delivering his address, Prof. Bala said the purpose of his visit was to introduce himself to the Emir and to solicit for the Royal Father’s support and cooperation.

The VC assured the Emir that the University under his administration would do more for the State in the area of community service while expressing desire to work with the Emirate Council.

Prof. Bala frowned at the fact that important personalities from the State that are in government are not attracting development to the State and the University just as is the practice in other States. He appealed to the Emir to reach out to those personalities to contribute to the development of the State.

Responding, the Emir of Agaie, HRH Alh. Nuhu expressed appreciation to the Vice-Chancellor and his Management for the visit.

The Emir expressed confidence that Prof. Bala would take the University to the next level based on his antecedents while noting that the State is proud of him and that the Emirate Council is solidly behind him.

The Royal Father appealed to the University to introduce programme in the area of maritime transportation and logistics to provide the community with competent manpower that would work at the Baro Port when the project is fully operational.

“I will continue to pray for you to succeed in office and may Allah grant you the wisdom to discharge your duties to the benefit of humanity”, the Emir opined.


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