Yesterday, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olayemi Akinwumi and his Management Team played host to Course 1 students of the Federal University Lokoja Institute of Governance and Development Studies who are studying various postgraduate programmes at the Ph.D. level, run in conjunction with the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) at the National Assembly, Abuja.
The Ph.D. students were in the University for the Kogi Tour Visit as part of their course programme and will be visiting some strategic places including the Kogi State Government House and the State House of Assembly, among other important visits already scheduled, in addition to attending a public lecture organized by the Institute.
Among the postgraduate students were distinguished members of the National Assembly, senior military officers, and eminent Nigerians who have excelled greatly in their chosen professions but desire to pursue advanced knowledge at the Federal University Lokoja.
The Vice-Chancellor who received the students in large numbers at the University's Permanent Site said that he was highly pleased to welcome them to the historical city of Lokoja - the Kogi State Capital, where the University is situated.
Following their tour and assessment of the Permanent Site and visit to the College of Health Sciences, Adankolo Campus, the Course 1 students acknowledged the dogged commitment and selfless efforts of the Professor Olayemi Akinwumi-led Administration, assuring the University Management of their unalloyed support, and pledged to use their influence and personal resources in contributing to the development of FUL - a University of the future.
Later in the evening, the students cum guests were treated to a Command Performance by the Department of Theatre Arts, FUL where one of them instantly gifted the cast the sum of five hundred thousand Naira (N500,000.00), in addition to a standing ovation by the audience, for an excellent and rib-cracking performance which was ably directed by Mr. Emmanuel Ikpelemoh. See more pictures here