The New Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, the Emir of Bauchi, Dr. Rilwan Suleiman Adamu, has pledged to work for the development of the Institution and sustain its position as the country’s leading University of Technology. Dr. Adamu gave the pledge when a delegation from the University comprising Dr. Muhammed Shata, the Pro-Chancellor, Prof. Adebiyi G. Daramola, the Vice-Chancellor, Dr. (Mrs.) Modupe O. Ajayi, the Registrar and Mr Adegbenro Adebanjo, Principal Assistant Registrar visited him in his palace. Welcoming the delegation, Dr Adamu described the visit as the beginning of a partnership that will take FUTA to greater heights. He said his appointment was a call to service.
“I thank Almighty God and the Authority for my appointment. It is a call to serve and since FUTA is already a leading University, I will do my best to consolidate this position by working with the great men and women and students of the Institution in order to reposition the University for Better Service to Nigeria and humanity. We shall continue to promote peace and academic excellence and my own agenda will be to push FUTA to greater heights”, the Chancellor Said.
Earlier in his address, the Pro-Chancellor, Dr. Muhammed Shata, said the visit was to brief the new Chancellor on the current state of affairs in the University and formally invite him to direct proceedings at the 27th Convocation Ceremony of the University scheduled for Saturday , 21st November, 2015. In his own remark, the Vice-Chancellor said he was optimistic that the University under the watch of the new Chancellor will soar to greater heights due to his background and clout.
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