Taraba state Governor, Arch. Darius Dickson Ishaku has assured the new Vice Chancellor of Federal University Wukari, Prof.Abubakar Gunduri of his unflinching support and cooperation for the University to be ranked among the best in the country.
Governor Darius Ishaku said this in his office when the new appointed Vice Chancellor of Fedetal University Wukari paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House.
Governor Ishaku charged the new VC to replicate the achievements recorded while he was the DVC in Dutse University and added that he will do his best to accord him all the necessary support and beckon on him to make Wukari his next home by deploying his capabilities and wealth of experience to make the university one of the best in the country.
Ishaku told the VC that he wants a University that is devoid of any form of fanatism, sectionalism and favouritism and categorically told the new VC that he desires the best for the university and the people of the state.
Darius Ishaku then used the opportunity to call on the new VC to give special attention to the host community in terms of employment and enrollment whenever the opportunity presents itself.
He lamented over the dilapidated standard of tertiary institutions in the country, he however assured the new VC of his full support in making the University one of the best in the country stressing that the issue of electricity would soon be a thing of the past.
Governor Ishaku further challenged the VC to hasten up in the establishment of the faculty of medicine and skill acquisition center and also promised the Vice chancellor that his administration will assist the federal university in the construction of a hospital within the University to support the faculty of medicine which he pointed out that it would go a long way in complementing the state owned hospital in Wukari which at the moment cannot meet the health needs of the people, he added that all hands are on deck to resuscitate the facility.
Speaking on the southern part of the state,Governor Ishaku encouraged the people to maintain peace and orderliness and be their brothers’ keeper as his administration is bent on bringing a lasting solution to all the crisis in the region.
Speaking earlier, the new Vice Chancellor of Federal university Wukari, Professor Abubakar Musa Kundiri told the Governor that he was in his office to officially inform him that he has since taken over as the new VC of the Federal University Wukari and to also solicit for a harmonious relationship.
Professor Abubakar added that he has come with a renewed vigour and determination to reposition the Federal University Wukari which he decried lack standard library, Senate building, utility vehicle, inadequate accomondations for both staff and students, porous borders among other problems confronting the institution.
Abubakar Kundiri asserted that he is determined to work in accordance with the guiding principles of Universities which include teaching, research and social service and added that he intends to establish school of post graduate studies, medicine and engineering faculties to consolidate with what is on ground.