Kogi State University, Kabba, Governing Council, Holds First Meeting, Obaro of Kabba,

Kogi State University, Kabba Governing Council Holds First Meeting, Visits Obaro of Kabba,

The newly inaugurated Governing Council of Kogi State University, Kabba has commenced its activities with a maiden meeting held on the university campus, deliberating on crucial decisions aimed at propelling the institution forward.

According to university spokesperson Mr. Tade Oshaloto, the Council is engaged in an extensive week-long program at the university, highlighting their commitment to the institution’s growth.

In a significant move, the Council, accompanied by university management, paid a courtesy visit to the Obaro of Kabba, Oba Solomon Owoniyi, at his palace. Speaking to journalists after the visit, Council Chairman Professor Suleiman Sadiku emphasized that under his leadership, the Governing Council would work in harmony with the management team led by Vice Chancellor Professor Kehinde Eniola. Their collective goal is to realize the aspirations of the institution’s stakeholders and position Kogi State University, Kabba as a leading institution among its peers.

Professor Sadiku outlined the Council’s agenda, which includes inspecting and thoroughly assessing the university’s infrastructural development and manpower. He assured stakeholders that the Council would support the management in executing their daily responsibilities without hindrance. Despite being a relatively young institution, Kogi State University, Kabba has established a robust foundation in teaching and research, keeping pace with older and more established universities such as the University of Ibadan and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Sadiku expressed confidence that the university would soon gain global recognition.

The Chairman praised the host community, noting that Okunland is blessed with many distinguished individuals, including professors and technocrats, many of whom are eager to contribute their expertise to the university’s advancement. He stressed that the support of the host community is essential for the institution’s overall development. This understanding prompted the Council and management to visit the Obaro of Kabba, seeking the endorsement and involvement of the traditional institution and the community.

In response, the Obaro assured the Council of the community’s full cooperation and support. He acknowledged the significant socio-economic benefits that the university would bring over time and pledged to do everything possible to support the institution’s growth. Education, he noted, is a primary pursuit for the people of Okunland.

The members of the Governing Council are as follows:

  • Professor Suleiman OE Sadiku – Pro-Chancellor/Chairman
  • Professor Kehinde I.T Eniola – Vice Chancellor
  • Professor Yakubu K.E Ibrahim – External Member
  • Sir Johnson Jimoh – External Member
  • Dr. Aisha Muhammad Shakur – External Member
  • Mr. Olajide Samuel – Representative, Ministry of Finance
  • Mrs. Egbeneiye GW – Representative, Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology
  • Barr. Oyetunji Eyitayo Ojuokaiye – Representative, Ministry of Justice
  • Professor Olarewaju Ifatimehin – Representative, Senate
  • Dr. Mbasir A. Lanre – Representative, Senate
  • Dr. Ibrahim Muhammad Nasiru – Representative, Senate
  • Dr. Rotimi Grace Gift – Representative, Senate
  • Dr. Enimola Dare Joseph – Congregation Representative
  • Mr. James Irikiti – Congregation Representative
  • Dr. J.U Amodu – Registrar/Secretary to the Council

This inaugural meeting and engagement with key stakeholders mark a significant milestone in the journey towards establishing Kogi State University, Kabba as a beacon of educational excellence in Nigeria and beyond.

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