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No Matter Our Differencs We Cant Afford To Seperate Nigeria Says PMB
December 16, 2021
The president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari rtd., on Tuesday pledged that his administration is devoted to ensuring that Nigeria remains one inseparable State no matter the challenges facing his government.
The President made this known while delivering a speech to stakeholders of the south east geopolitical zone at the Nnamdi Azikiwe convocation arena of the Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike, Abakaliki capital of Ebonyi State. during the 6th convocation ceremony of the university.
He mentioned that: “This underscores our emphasis on the digital economy which led to the launch of e-Naria and similar processes. I enjoin Nigerians especially the academia to remain focused on the cardinal objective of the university on Teaching and research”.
“I assure you that the federal government will support research efforts geared towards addressing local and national challenges. My government is building bridges of partnership and friendship with foreign governments in all areas with a view to accelerating our national development.”
Represented by Prof. Chinedu Nwajuba, a member of the NUC and former Vice-Chancellor of FUNAI, president Buhari added that his government is winning the war against terrorism and banditry among other criminal activities in the country.
“In a similar manner, I urge Nigerian universities to take advantage of the goodwill our nation has with the foreign governments and investors due to the sincerity of this government to partner with foreign universities in strategic areas.
“Nigeria is the only country we have, in respect of our ethnics, religious and cultural differences. My government will continue to do the needful to ensure that the country remains one. We are also winning the war against terrorism, banditry and all other forms of criminal activities.
“Our government will continue to ensure that citizens remain safe and their livelihood secured in every part of the country.
“Students should be committed to their studies and not be distracted, while lectures should not only teach but guide the students properly,” he added.
The Chancellor of the varsity, HRH, Oba Michael Aremu Adedotun, previously in a remark, stated that the economic development of the country rely upon the quality and quantity of effective knowledge and profitable skills accessible by the citizens as well as the quality of research from the universities.
He agreed that the value of teaching and research of lectures in the university meets global standard at all times.
The Pro-chancellor and chairman of the governing council, Emeritus Prof. Nimi Briggs applauded the management of the varsity for their determination to adhere to enduring values and timeless standards of responsibility, which according to him, has added to the immeasurable success of the university.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sunday Elom, however, mentioned that a lot is still required to be carried out most importantly as regards faculty buildings, office blocks, lecture halls/theatre, students’ hostel accommodation and staff quarters.
He appealed to the federal government to assist the university to improve in all development.