CBN URGES IBBUL TO UNDERTAKE RESEARCH ON THE NATION’S MAJOR CHALLENGES

The Central Bank of Nigeria has challenged Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai and other  academic communities nationwide to go into deeper research on the current challenges facing the country, especially in  the area of agriculture.
The apex bank’s Deputy Governor, Financial System Stability, Mrs Aishah Ahmad threw the challenge when members of the University Management led by the Pro-Chancellor, Dr. Mohammed K. Santuraki and the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Muhammad Nasir Maiturare paid a courtesy visit to her office.
She said the visit by the University Management was in order, given the numerous requests for intervention being received by  the Bank, stressing that it is equally a challenge on those in position of authority to see that youths are well empowered with quality education for the nation’s development and self reliance.
The Deputy Governor stressed further that the state of decayed infrastructure necessitated the bank’s interventions in the upliftment of the youths, especially in education.
Mrs Ahmad therefore thanked the Management of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University for the visit and urged the institution to strentghen  the capability of her micro-finance bank so that the apex bank could enlist it to facilitate disbursement of fund to the end users.
She further urged the Management to make women’s participation in administration of the institution a priority.
Speaking earlier, the Pro-Chancellor, Dr. Mohammed K. Santuraki appreciated the Deputy Governor for the warm reception accorded members of the University Management despite her busy schedule.
He stated that the purpose of the visit was to formally congratulate her on the well deserved appointment as a Deputy Governor in the nation’s apex bank, and to request for the University’s inclusion in relevant programs of the bank.
Dr. Santuraki  reiterated that since her assumption of office, engagement  with the University has gained a new momentum, leading to a visit by a technical team in July this year.
Also speaking, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Nasir Maiturare disclosed that the  visit was to convey the goodwill and prayers of the entire IBB University Community to the Deputy Governor. He also used the opportunity to re-present the University’s prioritised needs for the apex bank’s possible support.
The Vice Chancellor listed the School of Business Studies in its Suleja Campus, Students Hostels and Medical Centre as top priority projects requiring the bank’s intervention.
Professor Maiturare thanked the bank for sending its technical experts to the University for interaction on the identified projects.
On the team for the visit are Principal Officers, some  Directors and support staff of the University, as well as Niger State CBN Focal Officer, Dr. Ibraheem Dooba.

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