The Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Eze Eberechi N. Dick, has commended the governing council of the institution for the seamless selection of the institution’s vice chancellor.
A statement issued on Monday in Minna by Mrs Lydia Legbo, FUT Public Relations Officer, said Dick made the commendation when he received the Governing Council of the university at his palace in Aba.
He described the selection process as most transparent and rancour-free, and charged the council to steer the university to greatness.
“I am excited that you passed your first litmus test by conducting the most transparent and rancour-free selection process leading to the appointment of a new vice chancellor for the university.
“The seamless nature of the exercise has shown to the world that FUT Minna has come of age,” he said.
The monarch urged members of the university council to bring their wealth of experience to bear in the running of the institution and provide the needed leadership and counselling to the management.
He congratulated the new Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abdullahi Bala on his appointment and advised him to use his experience in advancing the fortunes of the university.
“I am glad that you are on a familiar terrain and we are optimistic that at the end of your tenure, we shall all have every reason to be happy with you.”
Dick urged the governing council to work harmoniously with the university management and assured of his total support to the institution.
Earlier, Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Prof. Femi Odekunle, said the visit was to inmate the chancellor on new appointments at the university.
He said that the Council conducted a very open and transparent selection process which culminated in the appointment of Prof. Bala as the 7th Vice-Chancellor of the University.
In his comment, the vice chancellor solicited the cooperation and advice of the chancellor and members of the governing council to effectively run the university over the next five years.(NAN)