Prof. Abdullahi Bala, has been inaugurated as the vice-chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Minna, Niger State.
The newly appointed Vice Chancellor, Bala Abdullahi, said he would obey the rules of the institution, promote hard work and transparency in an attempt to move the school to greater heights.
He said, “We shall take decisions that are in the best interest of the university. We shall work assiduously and dispassionately towards assembling the best team to realise our set objectives.”
Bala pointed that the school had witnessed tremendous growth and development in the last one and a half decade, especially with the institution now ranked 5th among specialised universities in Nigeria and 45th out of 4,245 in Africa.
He promised that his administration would work towards improving internally generated revenue so as to augment funds from the government. Earlier in his valedictory speech, the outgoing VC, Prof. Musbau Akanji, expressed confidence that Bala had the pedigree to move the university forward.
Akanji, while thanking the Niger State Government, the university community, staff and students for the support during his time, said he was leaving the institution a fulfilled man.
Source: ( Punch Newspaper )