Yusuf Idris, Kaduna
The current administration in Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, is making frantic effort to work out a comprehensive development plan for use in the University for the next 50 years.
Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Kabir Bala, disclosed this on Thursday.
Prof. Bala was speaking when staff members of the Department of Building paid him a courtesy visit to felicitate with him over his appointment as Vice-Chancellor of the premier institution.
He said the 50-year plan for the University by its founding fathers ended with the golden jubilee celebration in 2012.
The Vice-Chancellor also said the University administration is working round-the-clock to evolve a workable strategic plan for the institution, build additional student hostels, encourage academic staff to access research grants, launch an endowment fund for the University, as well as develop more sources of revenue to finance capital projects.
Prof Bala, who expressed gratitude to his colleagues for the visit, enlisted the support of the University community and other key stakeholders for the success of the administration, saying the administration came at a very difficult time arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Head, Department of Building, Dr. Dahiru Dauda, said they came to rejoice with the Vice Chancellor over his appointment and assumption of duty.
Dr. Dauda, who reminded the Vice-Chancellor that the University community and all other stakeholders expected a lot from him, expressed hope that he would succeed in his determined effort to take the institution to the next level.
The staff members of the department, who prayed for the success of his administration, expressed satisfaction with the positive changes the University had begun to witness upon his assumption of office.