Don Harps On Equitable, Sustainable Development Plan for FUNAI
A University Don in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State, Dr.Anthony Nnaemeka Anyakora has advocated for an equitable development and strict maintenance of the University Master Plan to ensure the sustainable development of the university community as enshrined in the United Nations Charter.
This advocacy was made recently during the inaugural seminar organized by the Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET) in the Faculty’s auditorium.
With the topic: “Development of sustainability Plan for FUNAI: Towards Operating a Sustainable Campus Community”, the seminar highlighted the efforts of the United Nations across developing nations in eradicating extreme poverty, ensuring quality education and promoting environmental protection for human habitation and total well-being of man among others, and the role of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology in ensuring that they were replicated on the university campus.
Delivering the keynote speech, Anyakora maintained that engineers were second creators and should assume second- to- none position in producing, generating and formation of non-existing infrastructure, facilities and equipment, calling for collaborative efforts to sustain the already existing principles, vision and mission of the university in producing vibrant and competent graduates that could excel in the 21st century and beyond.
He posited that the role of FET stakeholders in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was conceived with the mission to rigorously integrate sustainability principles in their dexterous activities to ensure that the goals inspire commitment in key areas like environmental protection, energy generation, and waste management.
The engineer further hinted that Faculty of Engineering and Technology was desirous to see the successful implementation of SDGs in Nigeria, adding that the faculty was poised to bringing a technological experience that could be adopted for developing a sustainability plan for the university.
He equally stressed that the Faculty of Engineering and Technology would bring about a more pragmatic approach to developing FUNAI community to be in tandem with global standard.
The workshop was attended by both staff and students spanning the various departments of the faculty.