By Mustapha Alhassan
Preparatory to their departure, members of the Presidential Visitation Panel to the Federal University of Technology, Minna, today had an exit interactive session with Principal Officers of the University.
During the interaction held at the Senate Chamber, Main Campus, Gidan Kwano, Chairman of the Panel, Prof. Nicholas Damachi, expressed appreciation to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdullahi Bala, fsssn, and his Management team for their cooperation.
He thanked them for providing most of the necessary documents. “Your planning and organisation in facilating our work has been very very good,” added the Chairman.
Some members of the Panel who took turns to speak commended the University Management for its determination to see that the institution continues to do well.
They also disclosed that they were impressed with the commitment to duty demostrated by members of staff of the University.
Prof. Ibrahim Naiya Sada who spoke in that light, urged the Management to sustain staff motivation.
They stressed the need for the University to have more hostels on campus and commended the Management for entering a Public-Private Partnership agreement with estate developers with a view to addressing the accommodation challenge.
They noted that the University has fared better than many of its contemporaries.
” Things are a lot better here than many other universities, ” said Engr. Sa’ad Abubakar who noted that there are many completed projects that need to be inaugurated.
The Panel members also made suggestions on how to better secure and develop the institution.
In his response, the Vice-Chancellor, thanked the Panel members for their kind words and frank remarks. He stated he was confident that the Management was doing the right thing, and such, there was no panic when the Visitation Panel came.
The Federal Government had on April 13, 2021 inaugurated Visitation Panels to all the federal universities and inter-university centres, with a two-month time frame for them to complete their assignment and submit their reports.
Photos by Elijah Yisa

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