Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Federal University Lokoja (FUL),
Distinguished Senator Chris Adighije (Ph.D) has said that the welfare of Staff
and Students would be his top priority as he leads the 3rd Governing
Council of the University.
recall that the 3rd Governing Council of FUL was inaugurated alongside
the Governing Councils of other 12 Federal Universities by the Honourable
Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu on Monday, 13th July, 2020 at
the National Universities Commission (NUC) in Abuja.
The new Council
Chairman made the remarks while addressing Members of Staff of FUL on Thursday,
13th August, 2020 at the University Auditorium, Adankolo Campus
during his maiden visit to the University. He promised to ensure a conducive
teaching and learning environment for staff and students that will bring about
rapid development of the University.
Adighije said that the 3rd Governing Council would make efforts towards
improving the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the University as well as its
infrastructure, within the available resources, to encourage research and
Council Chairman, who said they have come to sustain the quality academic and
administrative standards already established by the present and past
administrators of the University, enjoined the staff to be committed and work
with them in moving FUL forward.
the Pro-Chancellor pledged his commitment to sustain the existing cordial
relationship between the University and the host community, and discourage things
that could breed internal rivalries and rancor, capable of derailing the
realization of the vision and mission of the University. He noted that Council’s
decisions would be based on proper study and analysis of issues in order to
avoid unnecessary contentions and divisions in the University.
totally ignorant of the workings of this University and indeed the new
environment. Consequently, I will be relying on you to provide necessary
information needed to educate me adequately to understand the peculiarities and
operations of the University. I will need your ideas and suggestions on how we
can together advance the cause of the University,” said Senator Adighije.
Council Chairman specially thanked President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR for giving him and other Members of Council the
opportunity to serve. He expressed his appreciation to the Vice-Chancellor and
her Management Team for the warm reception and for creating a friendly
environment for them to have their deliberations. He equally thanked Members of
Staff for honouring the invitation, even at short notice.
the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Angela Freeman Miri, while introducing the
Council Chairman to the University Community, described him as a distinguished
elder statesman that will engineer the 3rd phase of the University’s
development, noting that FUL has entered its next phase of development.
the Staff who spoke during the interaction commended the Council Chairman for demonstrating
good leadership qualities by initiating the important meeting, and urged him to
live up to his promises as their expectations were high. They prayed for God’s
wisdom and guidance, and assured him and his team of their full support.
the activities that took place to usher in the new Governing Council included:
tour around the Adankolo and Felele Campuses, visit to the Commissioner of
Police, CP Ede Ayuba, visit to the Maigairi of Lokoja, HRH Alhaji Muhammadu
Kabir Maikarfi III, and the inaugural meeting of the 3rd Governing