Mustapha Alhassan
The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Prof. Olu Obafemi has hailed the members of the University’s Senate and Congregation.
Prof. Obafemi said this much on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 while speaking during an interview at institution’s Campus Radio Search FM 92.3, monitored by Campus News where he described members of both bodies as “vibrant “ and “wonderful” based on the interactive sessions the Council held with them earlier.
He noted that the University has credible and innovative programmes with good facilities and further opined that no matter how good the academics of an institution are, they cannot succeed without adequate facilities.
stressing the need to provide more.
On the challenges facing the University, the new Chairman of the institution’s apex decision making body identified the dearth of hostel accommodation as the most obvious, adding that the available hostels can accommodate not more than 10 percent of the students.
He maintained that living in the hostels has the advantages of interaction, cross fertilisation and exchange of ideas just as it is more secured than staying off campus.

The Pro-Chancellor expressed his determination to make the University, more secured, improve on the library and make students more comfortable in a clement learning environment.
Prof. Obafemi pledged the unanimity of the Council to move the University forward.
The members of Council were later taken on a tour of facilities at the main campus, accompanied by Principal Officers of the University.
Other members of the new Council are: Prof. Abdullahi Bala, fsssn, Vice-Chancellor; Prof. Faruk Adamu Kuta, DVC (Academic); Prof. Emmanuel Emeka Udensi, fnip, DVC (Administration) and Hon. Abubakar M. Maru.
Others are Hon. Cletus Obun, Alh. Tanko M. Salisu, Dr. Chike Onwe, Mal. A. Y. Alhassan and Prof. Adamu Yusuf Kabiru.
Professors Abdullahi Mohammed, Peter A. Idah and Rasheed Olakunle Ojutiku are also members.
The representative of the Federal Ministry of Education is to be named soon, just as two representatives of the University Congregation are to be elected soon.
The Registrar, Mr. Amos Nmadu Kolo is the Secretary to Council.
Photos: Elijah Yisa