Cov/USMAN MZ, Jigawa
Governor Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa state has pledged support to the Presidential Visitation Panel to Federal University Dutse.
The Governor made the pledge when the Visitation Panel paid a courtesy call on him at the government house Dutse.
He said government was willing to support the committee to achieve its aim and objectives and also ready to engage them at high or technical level during their stay in state.
According to him, the university has been doing well in terms of research towards improving lives of the local community.
Earlier, during a courtesy call at the palace of the Emir of Dutse, Alhaji Nuhu Muhammad Sanusi, commended the giant strides of the Pioneer Vice- Chancellor, Prof. Jibrilla Dahiru Amin who built the university from scratch and Prof. Fatima Batul Muktar who consolidated the efforts of the professor at the university.
”It is now the turn of the first indigene of the state to occupy the position of VC in the university adding that Prof.Abdulkarim has got the intelligence, the training and exposure to take the university to a greater height in the next five years’ ‘the Emir said.
The royal father lamented the environmental degradation whose consequences was climate change all over the world.
He called on the university to introduce programs that would help the community to fight environmental degradation and improve the livelihood of the community.
Speaking, Chairman of the Panel, Professor Monday Mangwat thanked both the Governor and Emir of Dutse for the excellent reception given to them.
According to him, the panel is in the state to evaluate the activities of the university in the last ten years adding that government and traditional institutions should make submission to the panel on areas they feel the university should partner with them.
He said ”so far so good, the university is doing well from their findings”.
Mangwat who also address the university community said the panel would work for two months and welcome submissions from members of the university community saying that the panel is not a probe panel.
He said their job is to evaluate and make recommendations to the federal government.