By Mustapha Alhassan
Members of the Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology, Minna today paid a courtesy visit to the Nigeria former military President, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, GCFR.
Speaking during the visit, Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Prof. Olu Obafemi, who led the delegation to the Hill Top residence of the former President expressed delight at meeting the General whom he described as a man of wisdom and a front line patriot.
Prof. Obafemi said Gen. Babangida is a pillar to the growth of FUT, Minna and that he remains a patriarch to the institution, which has evolved to become one of the best in the country.
“ I am confident that the University you nurtured is growing in leaps and bounds and it is not disappointing you,” the Pro-Chancellor told the former ruler.
The Chairman of Council also expressed gratitude to Gen. Babangida over the building housing the University’s campus radio, Search FM 92.3 donated by his son, Dr. Muhammad Babangida.
He pleaded with their host to use his influence to further help in making the University more secured to ensure unhindered academic progress.
Responding, Gen. Babangida who expressed delight over the visit, said he has tremendous interest in the growth of the University.
He said he is proud of the institution, which he noted has been doing well.
Gen. Babangida assured that he would do his best to ensure that the remains an example to emulate.
On the delegation were: the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdullahi Bala FSSSN; Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Faruk Adamu Kuta; Registrar, Mr. Amos Nmadu Kolo; Hon. Abubakar Muhammad Maru, Dr. Chike Onwe; Hon. Cletus Obun and Mrs. Asta Ndajiwo.
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