The Ahmadu Bello University, ABU Alumni Association has solicited the support of its members in various levels of governance in achieving the Association’s developmental programmes in the University.
President of the Association, Dr. Ibrahim Sani Khalil made the request in Abuja when he led the National Executive Members on a courtesy visit to the Minister of Water Resources, the Executive Secretary of TETFUND and Managing Director of FERMA.
Dr. Khalil who said the Association had already commenced the construction of hostels for Post Graduate students and Procured vehicles to ease the transportation system of students of the University within the campus said the visit became necessary to attract the support of its members who are serving in various levels of government as the Association alone could not shoulder all the developmental responsibilities in its alma mater.
According to him, Alumni Associations have greater roles to play in complementing the efforts of Government in the provision of necessary infrastructure that would aid teaching and learning as well as other academic and non academic activities in Government schools.
The President who intimated them of the Annual General Assembly, Award and Dinner Night, National Tour of all Branches said the Association as a plan to have a secretariat in Abuja to further enhance its activities.
While congratulating all of them for their appointments, Dr. Khalil called for the support of all members of the Association nationwide to enable it succeed in its developmental projects.
On ASUU strike, Dr. Khalil appealed to both the Federal Government and the Union to resolve their differences in the interest of the nation’s education sector and the students.
He said the industrial action if not addressed may lead to the involvement of the students in unpatriotic activities most especially as the 2023 general election approaches.
Speaking during one of the visits, the Minister of Water Resources, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu commended the leadership of ABU Alumni Association and promised his support towards achieving the objectives of the Association.
He advised the Executive to also reach out to members in the private sector and be committed to programmes that would assist the present administration in achieving the desired growth in the country’s education sector.
BY MATHEW AYOOLA