In line with the vision of the
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olayemi Akinwumi upon assumption of office in
February, 2021, the Senate of Federal University Lokoja (FUL), at its 61st
(Special) Meeting held on Thursday, 27th May, 2021 at the Senate
Chamber, Adankolo Campus, approved the establishment of Medicine and Engineering
Programmes in the University.
The two programmes were approved
at the floor of Senate following brilliant presentations made by two eminent
scholars, Professor Ozovehe Mike Ogirima, a Professor of Medicine from Ahmadu
Bello University, Zaria, and Professor Abdullateef
O. Onundi, a Professor of Engineering from the University of Maiduguri, who
were invited on Sabbatical to co-ordinate and anchor the two programmes for the
In his address entitled “IT IS
TIME TO JOIN THE LEAGUE OF MATURE UNIVERSITIES,” the Vice-Chancellor, Professor
Olayemi Akinwumi informed Senate that majority of his February to May agenda (tasks,
decisions and actions) have been implemented, while those not implemented yet were
ongoing. Professor Akinwumi noted that the establishment of these programmes by
any university portends a maturing stage of the university.
Similarly, the Vice-Chancellor’s
5-year Action Plan, which was earlier circulated to all Senate Members and
relevant stakeholders for their input, was finally presented and adopted by FUL
Senate at the special meeting in order to kick-start the vision of moving the
University to enviable heights.
Professor Akinwumi specially
thanked the two erudite professors for accepting to undertake the all-important
assignments they have been saddled with for the greater benefit of the University,
Kogi State and Nigeria in general.
Earlier during the meeting, Members
of the Presidential Visitation Panel (PVP) led by His Excellency, Ambassador
Godknows Igali, who were in the University on a second visit since the commencement
of their assignment, had a brief session with Members of Senate, while the
Chief Medical Director, Federal Medical Center (FMC), Lokoja, Dr. Olatunde Alabi
and his medical team equally graced the occasion
and made valuable contributions.
>> Click here to view Professor Ozovehe Mike Ogirima's profile
>> Click here to view Engr. Professor Lateef Olorunfemi Onundi's profile