Former Chief Security Officer to late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha and Chief Executive Officer of Al-Mustapha Peace, Unity and Development Initiative, APUDI, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha (rtd), eased the transportation challenges confronting students of the University of Abuja as he donated a fleet of 10 transit buses to the institution.
Al-Mustapha, who made the donation on Wednesday during the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the APUDI Institute for Peace Studies (APIS) and University of Abuja, noted that the transport scheme was not for profit-making, but cushion the hardship and suffering of the average students who had to shuttle between the two campuses of the university on daily basis.
According to the former CSO, the University Management would shoulder the responsibility of managing the scheme, with a view to ensuring prudence and durability, even as he assured that in due course, APIS would provide bigger buses with larger capacities.
Speaking further, Mr. Al-Mustapha said the signing of the MoU between the two institutions marked the beginning of friendship and services that would provide strong and enduring leadership and foundation for the younger generation and generations unborn.
While expressing confidence that the MoU would advance the capacity and quality of training of APIS and University of Abuja, the retired army major stressed that it would also help to promote a corruption-free society.
On his part, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Michael Adikwu said while it was one thing to sign an MoU and another to make such functional, he urged the key players to be up and doing and make it work.
While harping on the importance of local contents to drive the MoU, Prof. Adikwu identified the areas of collaboration between APIS and University of Abuja as skills acquisition; peace and security studies; corruption studies; knowledge exchange and fertilisation of ideas.