FUNAI Staff Donates One Month Salary for Infrastructural Development

  • As NATE Pays courtesy visit to VC

A technical Officer in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Nkamu Boniface Uluma has donated his one month salary to support the infrastructural renaissance going on in the University.

This uncommon show of loyalty towards the realization of the University’s vision was revealed yesterday when the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba had audience with him.

Mr. Nkamu Boniface Uluma at the VC’s Office yesterday

Nkamu while addressing the Vice Chancellor in his office noted that when he assumed duty in the University, he vowed to contribute meaningfully to the advancement of the institution by combating such public service ills as manipulation of records, lateness, absenteeism and the likes.

He further stated that his main objective was to leave a mark in the University, stressing that it was what propelled him to donate his salary to support the remarkable works going on in the University.

Appreciating Nkamu for his donation, the Vice Chancellor stressed the importance of selfless service if the University is to achieve its vision of world class status, calling on other staff to emulate the donor by contributing to the development of the University in their own way.

VC, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba in a warm handshake with Nkamu Boniface

The Vice Chancellor further pledged to construct 10 detached bungalows before the end of the year to enable the University become a virtual community where staff and students live, work, study and interact together. This according to him would promote camaraderie and also improve security of lives and property around the campus.

In line with this, he directed that an alternative costing method be used to determine the amount to be expended in constructing the houses. This is to drastically reduce the cost of executing the projects.

L-R: VC, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba, Nkamu Boniface Uluma, DVC, Prof. Sunday Elom and Bursar, Mr. R.K Aliu

Meanwhile the Nigerian Association of Technologists in Engineering (NATE) led by the Ebonyi State Branch Chairman, Felix Uro yesterday paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Nwajiuba, expressing their happiness on the positive changes taking place in the University.

Speaking, the Chairman noted that NATE is a professional body of practical Engineers or working Engineers established in 1976 and incorporated in 1988 as a recognized professional association in the Engineering family, adding that their visit among others was to inform the Vice Chancellor of the association’s decision to offer him an honourary fellowship award for his outstanding performance.

NATE Branch Chairman, Mr. Felix Uro speaking during the visit

He further stressed the need for all Engineers working in the University to be registered with COREN and its various affiliates, pleading with the University Management not to allow quacks thrive in the institution. He also requested that members of the association working in the University be given opportunity to attend conferences in other to improve their work capacity.

Responding, the Vice Chancellor noted that the University was geared towards attracting and retaining the best caliber of staff in all fields, calling on the association to help the University identify and flush out quacks working in their fields at the University.

VC, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba, Principal Officers of the University in a group photograph with the NATE Executive

“We need to strengthen the society because it is in real bad shape”, Vice Chancellor noted.

On the issue of conferences, the Vice Chancellor said: “We encourage our staff to go on conferences. Nobody would be denied his entitlements but these are based on regulations”

More importantly, the Vice Chancellor thanked them for their proposed award but noted that the time was not yet right for such. He therefore, advised them to rather channel the worth of the award towards supporting the University in any form.

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