FUNAI, Enugu Government to Partner on Capacity Building, Value Reorientation, Others
The Enugu State Government has agreed to collaborate with the Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State in building the capacities and value reorientation of the university students as well as bridging some of the infrastructural gaps in the university especially as it concerns hostel accommodation.
This was made known recently by the Special Assistant to the Governor of Enugu State on Youth Empowerment, Honourable Emeka Asogwa, when the Chairman of the University Endowment Committee, Professor Philip Omoke paid him a courtesy call.
Omoke had led some members of the Committee to Enugu State in search of partners and friends, as part of their work geared towards bridging the infrastructural gap in the university.
Welcoming the team, Asogwa noted that the present government of Enugu State through its philosophy of “Gburuism” was interested in equipping the youths with relevant skills to make them independent; adding that part of their mandate was also to ensure they were inculcated with the right values to be loyal and enterprising citizens.
He assured the University of the Enugu State Government’s commitment towards the intending partnering; pledging to also go beyond the government circles and link the university authorities with good-spirited and philanthropic Enugu indigenes that could help the institution in constructing hostels in the university.
Omoke had earlier called on the different States Government in the Southeastern part of Nigeria and the good people of the region to immortalize the late first civilian Vice President of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ekwueme by partnering with the university in areas of their choice. He noted that the university which was recently renamed by the Federal Government as ‘Alex Ekwueme Federal University’ is yearning for investors and partners, adding that the only thing the friends of the late politician and other philanthropists could do to immortalize him was to invest in the university.
He maintained the university being a relatively new one was open to collaborations in the areas of research, teaching and infrastructural development, stressing that the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba is keen to developing the university in record time.