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VICE CHANCELLOR INAUGURATES ACADEMIC COMMITTEE FOR IBBUL MEDICAL COLLEGE

VICE CHANCELLOR INAUGURATES ACADEMIC COMMITTEE FOR IBBUL MEDICAL COLLEGE

The Vice Chancellor, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Professor Muhammad Nasir Maiturare has inaugurated the Academic Committee for the University’s Medical College.
Speaking during the inauguration ceremony which took place at the Main Campus in Lapai, Professor Maiturare said the committee is expected to pilot the soft and foundation level of the college by developing Academic curriculum for its the take off.
He disclosed that by the Academic Brief of the University, the pre-medical programmes should have commenced since by 2016/2017 academic session, while the full program is 2018/2019 session, but that the establishment of a Medical College has been a difficult task which must require the input of various stakeholders in the field of Medicine, especially from other universities in the country.
The Vice Chancellor stressed that work has since commenced on the site of the college and that the site for the Teaching Hospital has also been acquired.
Responding, the Chairman of the Committee, Professor Abu Kaseem Adamu expressed the hope that a lot of positive developments would come out from the report of committee when submitted, and thanked the University Management for the confidence reposed on members of the Committee.
Professor Adamu who is the Deputy Vice Chancellor ( Administration), enjoined members of the Committee to work as a team for the establishment of an enduring legacy for the institution.
Also speaking, the Head of Medical experts from other higher institutions of learning in the country, Professor Abubakar Alhaji Aliyu, assured of the full commitment of members to the assignment.
In their separate contributions, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Professor Mohammed S. Mohammed and the Registrar, Alhaji Musa Ango Abdullahi expressed the hope that the Medical College would come on board with a fine academic curriculum considering the calibre of men on the Committee.
The Vice Chancellor later led members of the Committee on an inspection of the project site of the College where they expressed satisfaction with the level of work so far.
The Committee has Professor A.K Adamu as Chairman. Members are: Professor Abubakar A. Aliyu, Ahmadu Bello UUniversity Teaching Hospital; Dr Sadiq Mohammed, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital; Dr Samuel Hemba, Benue State University University Teaching Hospital; Dr Mohammed Aliyu Makusidi, representative of Uthman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto,and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Niger State; and Professor M. S Mohammed, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic.
Others are Professor M.T Mustapha, Director, Quality Assuarance; Dr Mohammed Aliyu Paiko,Director, Academic Planning; Dr Hassan Jimada Director Medical and Health Services, IBBUL, while Musa M.Mahmood, Academic Secretary would serve as Secretary respectively. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health was replaced by Dr. Mayaki Aminu, Chief Medical Director, Jummai Babangida Aliyu Antenatal Hospital, Minna.
It would be recalled that part of the efforts of the University Management in the establishment of the Medical College was the signing of a Memoradum of Understanding with the African Healthcare Development Trust in the United Kingdom, led by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Nasir Maiturare three years ago; and the signing of contract for the construction of the College early this year.

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SHEIKH LEMU AND NNPC BOSS BAG IBBUL AWARDS

SHEIKH LEMU AND NNPC BOSS BAG IBBUL AWARDS

A renowned educationalist and Islamic Scholar, Dr. Sheikh Ahmad Lemu has been conferred with an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Letters (Honoris Causa) by Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai.

Similarly, the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Kachalla Baru conferred with award of Fellowship of the University for his doggedness to revolutionise the petroleum sector of the country and supporting the research efforts of the University on Bida Basin and other mineral resources.

Conferring the awards during the 2nd convocation ceremony of the University, the Chancellor, Alhaji (Dr.) Umaru Faruk Bahago said that the honour was in recognition of invaluable contributions of Dr. Sheikh Ahmed Lemu and Dr. Maikanti Kachalla Baru to the education sector and development of humanity in general.

Responding, the Group Managing Director, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Kachalla Baru expressed appreciation for the honour done to them the authority of IBB University; saying that the awards would undoubtedly spur them to redouble their efforts in providing services that would impact meaningfully into the lives of the citizenry.

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IBB UNIVERSITY TOP MOST ON OUR PRIORITY PROJECTS – GOV. SANI BELLO

IBB UNIVERSITY TOP MOST ON OUR PRIORITY PROJECTS – GOV. SANI BELLO

The Executive Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has once again reiterated his administration’s determination to ensure that necessary attention is given to the development of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai so as to improve its status in the global rankings by making her one of the excellent research and learning centres in the country.

He made this known while delivering his address at the University’s 2nd combined convocation ceremony held at the convocation arena of the Institution.
Alhaji Bello who is also the Visitor to the University stated that his administration was familiar with the challenges of the Institution and reaffirmed that no stone would be left unturned to ensure that its development remained top most of priority projects of the Niger State Government.
According to him, “we will continue to give you all the required support and will not fail in our commitment to the necessary efforts needed that would ensure that the University maintains and grow its faculties, attract and retain quality calibre of staff that would contribute meaningfully to making IBB University a world-class citadel of learning that provides best to none educational experience for our students”.
The Governor said that it was in realisation of quality and affordable tertiary education to the Nigerlites that his administration was working on establishing Tertiary Education Fund (TET Fund) for Tertiary Institutions in Niger State so as to rescue and improve the status of tertiary education in the state and appealed to all well-meaning individuals in the state to support the noble course.
The Visitor disclosed that the state government was working tirelessly to ensure that work on the construction of male and female hostels across the tertiary institutions in the state commence without further delay.
He called on well spirited individuals in the society to contribute to the University Endowment Fund Board headed by General Abubakar Alhaji AbdulSalami (Rtd) and also charged the Institution to explore other avenues of internally generated revenue to boost its sources of funding.
In his address at the occasion, the Former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (Rtd) who spoke through the Chairman University’s Endowment Fund Board of Trustees, General Abubakar Alhaji AbdulSalami (Rtd) reaffirmed his full and continued support to the development of IBB University to make it best among equals on the globe.
He called for support from all and sundry in order to take the University to lofty heights.
The Chancellor of the University, Emir of Minna, Alhaji (Dr.) Umaru Faruk Bahago appreciated the support the University was receiving from the Niger State Government; adding that the doggedness of the Governor Abubakar Sani Bello’s lead administration in developing other sectors of socio-economy of the State was highly commendable.
He congratulated the graduands for the successful completion of their studies and appealed for funding support from relevant stakeholders towards IBB University project.
Also speaking, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council of the University, Dr. Muhammad Kudu Santuraki said that the objectives for which the IBB University was established was gradually yielding results.
He assured that no efforts would be spared by the Management and Council of the Institution toward accelerating its development to the desired level; saying that the enduring legacy that IBB University represent was as a result of the vision of the pioneer Visitor of the University, late Engr. AbdulKhadir Abdullahi Kure.
The Council Chairman appealed for support from critical stakeholders in the education sector to the development of the University in order to meet the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerlites.
Earlier, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Nasir Maiturare Professor Maiturare said that the University has recorded a number of scholarly achievements both at national and international fronts with quality research grants being attracted to the University and students also winning highly competitive laurels.
The feats, he said, were a result of conscientious efforts of the students and faculty members of the University as well as provision of state-of-art teaching and learning facilities by the Management as well as unwavering support being received from the State Government.
Professor Maiturare explained that the University was rapidly developing both in academic programmes and infrastructural facilities, emphasising that quality assurance system and strategic actions were being taken to ensure that IBB University ranks among best in the comity of its peers worldwide.
He disclosed that Twenty Nine from 6, 499 Students the University graduated with First Class honour degrees from various undergraduate programmes of the Institution between 2013/14 to 2016/2017 academic sessions with Miss. Sa’adat Usman of Biochemistry Department graduating as the overall best student with CGPA of 4.86
Professor Maiturare explained that 1,281 students which represent 20.2 percent of total number graduated in the Second Class Upper Division, while 3,290 and 1,613 students representing 51.8 percent and 25.4 percent graduated with Second Class Lower Division and Third Class Degree respectively.
He pointed out that the University graduated 135 students with Pass Degree, which would be the last to be awarded in the Institution in line with the National Universities Commission’s (NUC) policy.
The Vice-Chancellor disclosed that 82 students graduated with Postgraduate Diploma Certificates, while a total of 36 students graduated with Masters Certificates in their respective disciplines from the Postgraduate School.
Professor Maiturare thanked all and sundry that have been supporting the development of IBB University and called for a sustained efforts to make her stand taller among its peers.
The ceremony witnessed re-launching of its N7billion Endowment Funds for some laudable projects which was coordinated by the Chairman, University’s Endowment Fund Board of Trustees, General Abubakar Alhaji AbdulSalami, GCFR and presentation of certificates and prizes to some students who have outstandingly distinguished themselves in academics from various Faculties by the Chancellor of the University, Alhaji (Dr.) Umaru Faruk Bahago.

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PROFESSOR BAMIRO PROFFERS REQUIREMENTS FOR A WORLD-CLASS UNIVERSITY

PROFESSOR BAMIRO PROFFERS REQUIREMENTS FOR A WORLD-CLASS UNIVERSITY

A don and Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Professor Olufemi Bamiro has stipulated some basic conditions to be met by any university striving to become a world-class citadel of learning.
He stated this while delivering his paper as the 2nd Combined Convocation Lecturer of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University on: “State University Funding in a Depressed Economy – Implications for Global Competitiveness” at the Institution’s Auditorium.
Professor Bamiro explained that except a university has rich quality staff, demonstrates excellence in research outputs and also have high levels of government and non-government sources of funding, it would be a mirage for such university to be ranked a world-class.
Other factors, the former Vice-Chancellor identified were high levels of government and non-government sources of funding, international and highly talented students, academic freedom, well defined autonomous governance structures and well equipped facilities for teaching, research, administration and student life.
He also added that universities aiming at becoming a world-class must ensure that their activities and result of research findings gain international reputation and must also contribute to their societies.
Professor Bamiro lauded the founding fathers of IBB University for laying a solid foundation and successive administrations in the University for conscientiously pursuing the realisation of Vision and Mission of the Institution; urging them to always works towards excellence.
The Visitor and Executive Governor of Niger State, Alhaji (Dr.) Abubakar Sani Bello speaking at the occasion reiterated his administration’s commitment to give the necessary support to the University so as to enable her competes favourably with its peers world-wide.


The Governor who was represented by his Deputy, Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed Ketso disclosed that everything was being done to ensure that development of education tops his administration’s priority list and called for a collaborative support from the relevant stakeholders in the sector towards providing quality education for the citizenry.

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IBBUL COMMISSIONS MICRO-FINANCE BANK, OTHER MULTI-MILLION NAIRA PROJECTS

IBBUL COMMISSIONS MICRO-FINANCE BANK, OTHER MULTI-MILLION NAIRA PROJECTS

The Deputy Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed Ketso has commissioned IBB University, Lapai Micro-Finance Bank alongside other multi-million naira projects in the Institution as part of activities lined up for the 2nd combined convocation ceremony.
The projects included a 3,000 sitting capacity Convocation Arena, Automated Metrological Station donated to the University by the Nigeria Metrological Agency (NIMET) and the University Clinic.
Speaking during the commissioning ceremony, the Deputy Governor applauded the Management for embarking on laudable projects that enhance learning and research activities in the University.
He expressed delight with the feats being achieved by the University. Urging the Management to maintain the momentum and strive hard for a sustained academic excellence.
The Deputy Governor disclosed that government alone could not shoulder every responsibility and charged the Management of the Institution to continue to explore other sources of grants that could complement State Government efforts.
The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Dr. Muhammad Kudu Santuraki while making remarks during the commissioning ceremony appreciated the unflinching support of the State Government to the University and called for more.
He assured that every effort would be made by the authority of the University towards ensuring a peaceful and condusive learning environment for students of the Institution.
Earlier, the Vice-Chancellor stated that projects were executed through funds realised from the internally generated revenue and spirited efforts were being intensified explore more sources of funding to the University so that more viable projects could be executed.
He expressed satisfaction with the level of achievements being recorded in the University, saying that the event was one of the fulfil moments of his administration in the Institution.
The Vice-Chancellor appealed for more synergy between the State Government and the University for enhanced socio-economic development of the State.

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ABUBAKAR GIMBA LIVES ON – PROF. BABAJO

A don from the Department of English and Drama, Faculty of Arts, Kaduna State University, Professor Ahmad Babajo has said that although, the late eminent writer, Abubakar Gimba no longer lives, his contributions to the literary world and humanity would continue to remain evergreen as his novels and writings are among the most widely read in Nigeria, serving as cornerstone of researches within and outside the country.
He made this known while delivering his paper as guest lecturer at the maiden memorial lecture organised by Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai in honour of the renowned Nigerian Novelist, Abubakar Gimba with the theme: “An Oasis in the Desert – Abubakar Gimba and the tradition of the Nigerian Novel” held in Auditorium of the University.
He pointed out that Gimba’s literary works had contributed immensely in advocating for equitable distribution of resources, balanced development and sound citizenry.
Professor Babajo stated that Gimba’s works demonstrated his nationalistic and patriotic concerns by bringing to fore questions of national integration towards addressing problems of social fragmentation through tackling issues of empowerment, gender rights and hegemony as well as quest to entrench transparent and purposeful leadership values in the younger generation.
The Guest lecturer disclosed that Abubakar Gimba’s novels and writings were inspired by ideas, passions, furies and desires that could make the readers think and explore the complexities of daily life, which made his works stand out in the Northern Nigerian Literature in particular and Nigeria in general.
He commended the University Management for immortalising the prominent Nigerian Novelist with the academic tradition of annual memorial lecture who lived a life worthy of emulation and until date remained a pride of northern Nigeria; urging the University to continue to expand his collaboration frontiers with other Citadels of learning to enhance its academic standard.
While declaring the occasion open, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Nasir Maiturare extolled the virtues of late renowned novelist, Abubakar Gimba for living a very simple and impactful life for betterment of the society.
He said that the late famous writer did not allow his achievement take the better part of his life in spite of enormous feats in various human endeavours; adding that his valuable contributions would remain indelible in the history of the University and literary world at large.
The Vice-Chancellor disclosed that it was on record that late Abubakar Gimba has on the global database of literary giants 22 works in 62 publications and 425 library holdings of WorldCat member libraries worldwide.
Professor Maiturare appreciated the foresight and initiatives of Faculty of Languages and Communication Studies for making sure that the literary icon is celebrated annually with a scholarly activity and assured of his continued support.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Dean, Faculty of Languages and Communication Studies of the University, Professor Apegba KER underscored the contributions of legendary literary Icon, Abubakar Gimba to development of literary circle and the establishment of IBB University.
He said the lecture was organised to celebrate the achievements of the literary hero and to set a model for the upcoming generation.
The Dean expressed gratitude for the overwhelming the Faculty was receiving from the Management.
Giving his vote of thanks, the Head of Department, English Language, Dr. Muhammad Alkali expressed delight with intellectual presentation by the guest lecturer and attendance of crème of personalities at the occasion.

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IBBUL GRADUATES 29 FIRST CLASS DEGREES

IBBUL GRADUATES 29 FIRST CLASS DEGREES

Twenty Nine out of over 6,000 Students of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai have graduated with First Class honour degrees from various undergraduate programmes of the Institution between 2013/14 to 2016/2017 academic sessions.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Nasir Maiturare made this known while speaking at a Press Briefing on the 2nd combined Convocation Ceremony of the University, held at the Conference Room of the Consultancy Services Unit of the Institution.

Professor Maiturare explained that 1,281 students which represent 20.2 percent of total number graduated in the Second Class Upper Division, while 3,290 and 1,613 students representing 51.8 percent and 25.4 percent graduated with Second Class Lower Division and Third Class Degree respectively.

The Vice-Chancellor pointed out that the University graduated 135 students with Pass Degree, which would be the last to be awarded in the Institution in line with the National Universities Commission’s (NUC) policy.

He stated that the number of First Class honours recorded was as a result of conscientious efforts of the students and faculty members of the University as well as provision of state-of-art teaching and learning facilities by the Management; adding that the best students would be presented with certificates and prizes during the 2nd combined convocation ceremony.

The Vice-Chancellor pointed out that during the convocation, 82 students who have successfully completed their studies from the Postgraduate School of the University would be awarded with Postgraduate Diploma Certificates, while a total of 36 students would also be presented with Masters Certificates in their respective disciplines.

Professor Maiturare said that the University was rapidly developing both in academic programmes and infrastructural facilities, emphasising that quality assurance system and strategic actions were being taken to ensure that IBB University ranks among best in the comity of its peers worldwide.

He stated that the 2nd convocation ceremony was very critical to the University as N7billion Endowment Funds for some laudable projects would be re- launched and a renowned Educationalist and Islamic Scholar, Dr. Sheikh Ahmad Lemu would be honoured for his contributions to the education sector and humanity with Honorary Doctorate Degree (Causa) and the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr. Mai kanti Kachalla Baru would also be formally awarded Fellowship of the University in recognition of his unwavering support to the development of IBB University.

Among other events lined up for the ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor said were, Convocation Lecture to be delivered by the former Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Professor Olufemi Adebisi Bamiro on “State University Funding in a Depressed Economy: Implications for Global Competitiveness” and Commissioning of multi-million naira projects on the campus by the Visitor/Executive Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello.

Professor Maiturare stated that the ceremony commenced with a memorial lecture in honour of a legendary Writer, late Abubakar Gimba on “An Oasis in the Desert: Abubakar Gimba and the Tradition of the Nigerian Novel” delivered by Professor Ahmad Babajo of Kaduna State University.

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NIGERIA’S PROSPERITY IN 2050: IBBUL LEADS NUC PROJECT

NIGERIA’S PROSPERITY IN 2050: IBBUL LEADS NUC PROJECT

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has commissioned Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai to lead the development of sectoral component of the blueprint for Nigeria’s prosperity in 2050 with a view to providing solutions to its challenges.

 The Vice Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Nasir Maiturare made this known while giving his remarks at a One-day Research Retreat on Nigeria’s Prosperity in 2050 Blueprint, Africa Centres of Excellence and NNPC Renewable Energy Collaboration Proposals Development organised by the University’s Centre for Applied Sciences and Technology Research (CASTER),held at the main campus.

 He said that the choice of IBB University by NUC to lead the project was in recognition of its national and global reputation in research and scholarly achievements in various sectoral areas.

 Professor Maiturare commended various research teams that were selected by the University to undertake the assignment for their efforts and commitment to the task; urging them to bring their scholarly talents to bear so that the privilege given to the University on the NUC legacy project and other projects on Renewable Energy Collaboration with NNPC and Africa Centres of Excellence on Shea Value-chain and Environmental Sustainability Research as well as Energy-Mix Research and Development would be justified.

 The Vice Chancellor also appreciated the NUC for having confidence in the University to participate in the national project of a blueprint for developing Science, Technology and Innovations (STI) in Nigeria of 2050 and assured of quality position paper that would provide positive solutions to the expected population expansion

 Earlier in his address, the University’s Director, Centre for Applied Sciences and Technology Research , Professor Nuhu Obaje, stated that the retreat was organised to collate interim reports of research teams that had been tasked on the NUC project and to develop action plan on other research projects.

 He assured that IBB University has the requisite intellectual capacity to develop a blueprint that could effectively manage the expected nation’s population by 2050 and the likely threats and opportunities that could accompany it.

 Professor Obaje who has been coordinating various high-impact research projects in the University reaffirmed the determination of research teams to ensure innovations and timely results from the study efforts being undertaken for the socio-economic development of the nation.

 Highlights of the retreat were presentation of interim reports by various research teams on NUC Blueprint project and development of action-plans on Africa Centres of Excellence research opportunities as well as NNPC renewable energy collaboration proposal.

 The Blueprint development teams were on Renewable Energy led by Dr. Dickson Musa Achinmugu of Biochemistry Department, Mining and Industrialisation led by Dr. Stephen Agwuncha of Chemistry Department; and Water Resources led by Dr. Samuel Ibrahim of Geography Department.

Others are Agriculture-Biotechnology and Food Security led by Dr. Alimi Folorunso Lawal of Faculty of Agriculture; and Education and ICT was led by Professor (Mrs) Rosemary Igbo while Professor Nuhu Obaje led the team on Conventional Energy.

 

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IBBUL SUG BEST IN NIGERIA

IBBUL SUG BEST IN NIGERIA

Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai’s Students Union Government(SUG) has emerged the best in Nigeria at the third edition of Students’ Leaders Development Training and Tournament (SLEDT) held at Youth Development Centre, Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The University’s Contingent to the tournament lifted the most coveted trophy in a best practice sharing tournament on the theme: “Raising Responsible and Responsive Students Leaders for Institutional and National Development” keenly contested by many high ranking universities in the country with very few making it to the final round.

 Receiving the team in his Office, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Nasir Maiturare commended the outstanding performance of the Students at the tournament; pointing out that the feat would certainly improve the profile of the University and its recognition at the international level.

 He also lauded the organisers of the students’ leaders development training and tournament for initiating a veritable platform that would give the students relevant training and experience that could transform them to greater leaders.

 Professor Maiturare reiterated his commitment for a sustained support that would make students of IBB University compete favourably with their peers on the globe.

 While presenting the Team to the Management, the Dean, Student Affairs, Dr. Ishaq Alhaji Aliyu Ma’ali said that the team demonstrated high level scholarly prowess to defeat four other universities that made it to the finals of the tournament; carting home three awards of Most Productive, Most Accountable, Most Sustainability conscious and Most Continuity conscious Students Union Government in Nigeria.

 He said the feat has given the best winner of the tournament the opportunity to enjoy full sponsorship to attend the International Students Development and Training Conference in Czechoslovakia Republic by August, 2018.

 Dr. Ma’ali disclosed that IBB University team displayed skilful intellectual ability on variety of students’ oriented projects, initiatives to boost Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and peaceful bold steps taken to resolve some challenging issues in the University and building a cordial working relationship with the University Management.

 The Dean stated that at the tournament, participants showcased their competencies and achievement based on seven cardinal benchmarks of vision, continuity, accountability, agric-business, peace, productivity and sustainability plans by Students Union leaders in the Ivory Towers in the Country; adding that seasoned panel of judges were drawn from different reputable professional backgrounds that assessed the performance of the participants.

 He appreciated the support and harmonious relationship students of the Institution were enjoying from the Management and called for a sustained effort.

 It would be recalled that IBB University won the 2nd runners up at the second edition of the tournament hosted by the premier University, University of Ibadan in 2016.

 Five other universities that competed at the finals were University of Benin, Imo State University, Owerri, IBB University, Lapai, Federal University, Wukari and Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi who emerged runner up.

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IBBUL PARTNERS PRIVATE FIRM ON ALTERNATIVE POWER SUPPLY

IBBUL PARTNERS PRIVATE FIRM ON ALTERNATIVE POWER SUPPLY

The Management of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai has reiterated its readiness to partner with reputable firms that could provide alternative stable power supply to the Institution so as to alleviate incessant power challenge.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Nasir Maiturare made this known while speaking at a presentation on renewable energy by Messer Asteven Group of Renewable Energy Solutions in the Senate Chamber of the University.
He pointed out that efficient power supply is critical to effective teaching, learning and research activities of the University, hence the need to collaborate with reputable organisations that have the requisite capacity to provide stable and affordable alternative power supply to the Institution.
Professor Maiturare disclosed that several efforts have been made by the Management to mitigate the problem of stable power supply to the University but none had yielded any positive result and assured that the Management was ready to provide enabling environment for interested firms that would like to collaborate with the Institution on finding lasting solution to the menace.
Earlier in his presentation, the Franchise Partner, Asteven Group of Renewable Energy Solutions, Alhaji Abdullahi Suleiman said that power challenge has for some years become a major issue in Nigeria and was adversely affecting her desired economic development; stressing that there was the need for multifaceted approach by relevant stakeholders to urgently address the problem.
He also pointed out the problem of unstable power supply was seriously impeding the efficient academic operations of tertiary institutions in the Country and called for an alternative solution, which he said, the Asteven Group was ready to provide for the University in modular basis.
Alhaji Suleiman assured that the firm has high standard technology and professional staff that could provide reliable solar energy to the University so as to complement its other sources of power and thanked the Management for
indicating interest to partner with the Asteven group on intervening in the power challenge of the Institution.

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