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.

Posted by Adamu Yusuf

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