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Comrades and compatriots, as we have always argued, the last thing ASUU members love doing is to cause disruption in smooth intellectual engagements with colleagues, friends and students right on our university campuses. This has nothing to do with the dubious advertorial of “non-disruption of academic calendar” by proprietors and administrators of some cash-and-carry universities and other self-styled enemies of ASUU.

the Academic Staff Union of Universities called off its three-month-long industrial action.

Here’s the full speech with which Biola Ogunyemi, President of the union, announced the move at the end of a meeting with a government delegation:

ACADEMIC STAFF UNION OF UNIVERSITIES (ASUU)

NATIONAL SECRETARIAT

THE TEXT OF A PRESS CONFERENCE BY THE ACADEMIC STAFF UNION OF UNIVERSITIES (ASUU), THURSDAY, 7TH FEBRUARY, 2019, AT NIGERIA LABOUR CONGRESS HEADQUARTERS, PASCAL BAFYAU HOUSE, ABUJA

Protocol

Friends and compatriots of the Press,

On Sunday, 4th November 2018, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) resumed its strike action which was conditionally suspended on 14th September, 2017.

The action of 2017 was suspended following the signing of a Memorandum of Action (MoA) in which the Federal Government of Nigeria

(FGN) promised to address the contentious issues within a timeline that was to end in October 2017. While announcing the suspension of the nationwide action, however, our Union made it categorically clear that “ASUU will not hesitate to review its position should government renege on the signed Memorandum of Action”. Predictably, Government implemented the MoA in the breach, thereby forcing ASUU to resume the suspended strike action.

Comrades and compatriots, as we have always argued, the last thing ASUU members love doing is to cause disruption in smooth intellectual engagements with colleagues, friends and students right on our university campuses. This has nothing to do with the dubious advertorial of “non-disruption of academic calendar” by proprietors and administrators of some cash-and-carry universities and other self-styled enemies of ASUU.

Rather, it is about deep-seated pains members of the Union undergo to prevent strike actions and the equally painful consequences strike situations bring to all who are genuinely averse to the mercantilen disposition to university education.

Why Strike Action?

The question has been asked time and time again: Why does ASUU like embarking on strike action that causes disruption and dislocation in the universities?


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However, ASUU is strongly convinced that if academics fail to fight the cause of university education, the fate that befell public primary and secondary schools would soon become the lot of the public university system in Nigeria. ASUU’s advocacy on the need to stem the continued slide into rot and decay in public universities since the 1980s has fallen on deaf ears. Our experience, as a trade union, shows that successive governments in Nigeria always entered into negotiated agreements only to placate those pleading the cause – be it education, health, transportation, employment or any other issue of meaningful living. This proclivity of the Nigerian ruling class, irrespective of which wing of the insensitive stock they belong, must be continually be tracked, engaged and resisted by all people of goodwill.

ASUU ‘s action strike, which started on 4th November, 2018, was situated in the context of accumulated records of indifference and lackadaisical attitude of Government to negotiated agreements with the Union.

At our media interaction in University of Lagos on 23rd  December, 2018, we highlighted the outstanding issues in the crisis to include the following:

– Funding for the revitalization of Public Universities based on the FGN-ASUU MoU of 2012, 2013 and the MoA  of 2017

– Reconstitution of the current Government Team to allow for a leader and Chairman of the FG-ASUU Renegotiating team who has the interest of the nation and the people at heart.

– Release of the forensic audit report on Earned Academic allowances (EAA), offsetting the outstanding balance of the EAA and mainstreaming of same into the 2018 budget.

– Payment of all arrears of shortfall in all universities that have met the verification requirements of the Presidential Initiative on Continuous Audit (PICA)

– Provision of a platform by the federal government for ASUU to engage Governors on the proliferation of universities, underfunding of university education and undue interference in the affairs of the universities

– Release of PFA operational license to NUPEMCO

– Payment of EAA to loyal ASUU members at the University of Ilorin

A new Memorandum of Action and Our Resolution To date, ASUU has had a total of ten (10) interactive meetings with representatives of FGN which have culminated into a Memorandum of Action of 2019.

Highlights of the MoA include the following:

1. In addition to the N20 billion for 2018, the sum of N25 billion only would be released in April/May 2019, after which government would resume full implementation of the MoU of 2013.

2. Part-payment of the outstanding arrears of the earned academic allowances; defraying the balance up to 2018 in 4 tranches within 36 months; and mainstreaming further payments of EAA into the annual budgets beginning from 2019 budget.

3. PICA verification and the release of the arrears of salary shortfall at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, not later than 15th February 2019.

4. Strengthening the Consultative Committee on State-owned Universities (CCSOU), inaugurated on Monday, 28th January, 2019 to look into the issues of proliferation, underfunding and governance to consistently deliver on its mandate.

5. Payment of the outstanding EAA arrears of all eligible staff in the University of Ilorin, especially the loyal ASUU members whose appointments were illegally terminated by today, 7th February, 2019.

6. Acknowledgement and appreciation of Government for facilitating the release of the final letter of approval for the granting of operational license to NUPEMCO.

7. Visitation to all Federal Universities would commence tentatively by 11th March, 2019.

8. Provision of documented guidelines on procedures and roles of parties in the process of renegotiating FGN-ASUU Agreement of 2009 which would commence not later than 18th February 2019 and end by Friday 29th March, 2019.

Based on the initial proposals from Government, the Union made extensive consultations through its various organs. The final level of consultation was the meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) which took place 6th -7th February, 2019. NEC resolved that:

Following a careful review of the report of engagements with the Federal Government on proposals for addressing all outstanding in the 2013 MoU and 2017 MoA, NEC resolved that the current strike action by the Union should be suspended conditionally with effect from 12.01 a.m on Friday 8th February, 2019. However, should Government fail to fulfill its part of the agreement as reflected in the 2019 Memorandum of Action, ASUU shall resume its suspended strike action as the Union deems necessary.

Conclusion

ASUU notes, with serious concern, the covert and overt roles of some vice chancellors in the management and application of funds attracted by our Union to Nigeria’s public universities. Consequently, we condemn, in the strongest terms, Vice-Chancellors who have made efforts to undermine and, in some cases, attempted to break our patriotic struggles for the revitalization of public universities in Nigeria. ASUU will not shy away from taking headlong those Vice-Chancellors who are reputed for acts of impunity, nepotism and other forms of conduct which are antithetic to university culture and the progressive development of our universities.

Our union will compile all their shenanigans and forward them to relevant authorities for further action.

Finally, ASUU acknowledges the understanding and support demonstrated by patriotic Nigerian students and their parents all through the strike period. We equally appreciate the comradely assistance from the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), represented by the newly re-elected President, Comrade Ayuba Waba, who has stood by us throughout the struggle. We also acknowledge the solidarity of the civil society organisations, especially the Joint Action Front (JAF) and the Education Rights Campaign (ERC), and members of the progressive wing of the media who have consistently partnered with us in our mission to rescue Nigerian public universities from imminent collapse.

While we put a closure to this phase of the struggle, it is our hope and desire that the Nigerian governments (Federal and State) will play the roles expected of them in order to make the new Memorandum work. We shall never abandon our obligation to ensure the survival of a sound university system. For ASUU, the struggle certainly continues!

Thank you for listening.

Biodun Ogunyemi

President

Source: Sahara Reporters


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An Edge Closer to the One Million Dollars Prize!


The very first “Oncampus” challenge of Hult Prize, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta held on Monday, the 17th of December, 2018.

The event, which saw 77 teams compete for the crown, was held at the auditorium, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (CENTS).
The grand finale, which came up after the preliminaries, started at around 8:30am with registration of teams and balloting for the semi final rounds.

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This round saw 25 teams compete simultaneously in 5 different leagues.
After 1hour and 30 minutes of pitching to the judges in three different venues and questions, 5 teams eventually made it to the final round, and were joined by one team that emerged as the “best looser” (as a wildcard entry), the main event was held in the main auditorium. The teams that competed in the finals include: Team Nexus, The A Team , Tunmbi farms and foods, Team savers, Team Rova, Team taylight.

 

The event also witnessed a spoken words performance titled “Now is our time” by KILIKINA and vocal performance of Timi Dakolos “Wish me well” by our very own core organizing team member, Shade Olonade (Shade Praiz)
The finals of the event started after noon, with the six teams doing justice to their pitch and intelligent drilling from the judges. At the end, “THE A TEAM” emerged the business Kings of the Hult prize Funaab Oncampus event 2018.

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Hult Prize

The BIG highlight of the event was the presence of all our A list judges (see the official hult prize Funaab website for the full list.), Our special guests and the entire COT members, We are indeed grateful!
We thank all our partners; CENTS, UTIVA, ENACTUS, JCI, AIESIEC Abeokuta, Our Official Media partner FUNAAB Gist www.FunaabGist.com. Other media partners Urban System, Thereal Ibk and Deezahs Gist.
We also thank all our sponsors, God’s choice Restaurant, DéSkillsNG, BJ Phantsatic Designs, G’s Place, Tiwa n Tiwa African (ofada) rice, Darlington Food and Animal Koncept, ae create, Remicre8, VetNextDoor, Bkenzy Natural hair products, Professor Adewale Dipeolu and everyone who contributed one way or another to the success of our event.

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As we prepare for the regional finals, we wish the winning team the very best and we hope that the million dollars prize makes it way to the rock city of Abeokuta.
To all the organizing team members, participants, judges, guests and observers of our event, we say THANK YOU for inspiring a new generation that will change the world!

Signed
Hakeem O. Akiode
Campus Director

Registration is On


The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) has joined the race for this year’s Hult Prize challenge, *Grand finale for the FUNAAB edition will hold on the 17th of December, 2018.*

The challenge is to have a business idea that can create 10,000 thousand meaningful jobs over the next decade (10 years), all you need is just your idea and you pitching it against other ideas, students are urged to start registering on the Hultprize Funaab website (http://www.hultprizeat.com/fuaa)

Registration can only be done as a team of 3 or 4 students

The event will be in 2 stages
1) Preliminaries
2) Grand finale

*Registration for the challenge ends on the 5th of December, 2018*

About The Hult Prize

The HULT Prize was established in 2010 by Ahmad Ashkar and Bertil Hult, and is an annual, year-long competition that crowd-sources ideas from students after challenging them to solve a pressing social issue around topics such as food security, water access, energy etc.

The Hult prize is the world’s biggest engine for launch of good, for profit, start ups emerging from universities with over 2500 staff and volunteers around the world.

THE HULT PRIZE CYCLE

*On campus Challenge* (hult Prize Funaab)
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Participating in the Hult prize challenge is free is of all charges!

Your idea can shape the world!
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Leading a generation to change the world!

At around 9:50am this morning. A taxi heading towards camp was engulfed in fire. The fire started somewhere around FUNAAB international school, Isolu.

Fortunately, no casualty was recorded as the driver and the passengers were able to jump out of the vehicle and put out the fire .

 

Videos and photos were obtained by witnesses for funaabgist.

Photo and video credit: Monev

 

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Few hours after the commencement of MIss Photogenic FUNAAB 2018 online contest, the male counter part of the Mr and Miss FUNAAB 2018 have kicked off their onlin photogenic contest today which is proudly sponsored by Wurafadaka GC

This year MMFUNAAB  themed “Everyone is a role model” has teamed up with Wurafadaka GC and  FUNAAB Gist to put together an online photo competition titled “Mr Photogenic FUNAAAB 2018“. This maiden edition is sponsored by Nigeria foremost and most trusted fashion company, Wurafadaka GC

Mr Photogenic FUNAAB sets out to recognize and reward Boldness and award the most photogenic contestant of MMFUNAAB making the public the judge for a free and fair contest. All contestants are contestants of Mr and Miss FUNAAB 2018 beauty pageant and selection will be based on the contestants who gets the most vote via a dedicated online voting page which makes up 70% of the voting process and via Instagram which makes up for the other 30%. The winner for this contest will be announced at the grand finale of the pageant and The winner of this years pageant will walk away with the following prizes courtesy our prestigious sponsor Wurafadaka GC;

  • Winner of the contest becomes Wurafadaka Global Concept campus ambassador
  • 2month wardrobe services of products worth up to 30k
  • Winner will be featured in WGC exhibition & advertorial
  • Discount on every clothes purchased @WGC for 1yr

Note: Terms and conditions apply

HOW TO VOTE ONLINE

1. visit www.funaabgist.com/mrpf
2. Allow website notification or subscribe to our news letter
2. select your favorite contestants
3.  Cast your vote
4. Come back the next day to vote again
Contestant with the highest vote wins this category

HOW TO VOTE VIA INSTAGRAM

1. Follow  @wurafadakagc @mmfunaab @funaabgist on instagram
2. like the contest picture
3. Comment “i vote (contestant name)”
4. Contestants with the highest number of votes via the comment sections wins
Only commenters who complete step 1 will be counted as valid votes

Voting closes on November 16.

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They operate modern offices from Abeokuta, Lagos and Ilorin from where they serve clients all over the nation. With operations spanning over 3years.
WuraFadaka Global Concept has made its mark in the local Fashion industry.

 

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We are looking forward to this year’s Mr and Miss FUNAAB beauty pageant as the organizing committee have been working really hard to make sure the best show is put together as well as ensuring that the best gentleman and lady is crowned. It has been several weeks of preparations, grooming and training for the handsome and beautiful contestants while teasing the taste buds of Funaabites with mouth watering behind the scene clips of the MMFUNAAB pageant.

MMFUNAAB in the past years has grown from being just a pageant to being a platform that gives students the opportunity to showcase their talents, achieve great feat and be a great influence to their environment. The pageant which tests more than just the IQ of the kings and queens has witnessed the emergence of some of the best kings and queens on campus in yesteryears.

This year MMFUNAAB  themed “Everyone is a role model” has teamed up with Princees Naturals skincare and beauty products and  FUNAAB Gist to put together an online photo competition titled “Miss Photogenic FUNAAAB 2018“. This maiden edition is sponsored by Nigeria foremost and most trusted organic skin care and beauty company, PRINCESS NATURALS.

Miss Photogenic FUNAAB sets out to recognize and reward natural beauty and award the most photogenic contestant of MMFUNAAB making the public the judge for a free and fair contest. All contestants are contestants of Mr and Miss FUNAAB 2018 beauty pageant and selection will be based on the contestants who gets the most vote via a dedicated online voting page which makes up 70% of the voting process and via Instagram which makes up for the other 30%. The winner for this contest will be announced at the grand finale of the pageant and The winner of this years pageant will walk away with the following prizes courtesy our prestigious sponsor PRINCESSS NATURALS;

• Winner of the contest becomes FUNAAB Campus Ambassador for Princess Naturals
• Monthly supply of beauty and skincare products from PRINCESS NATURALS for winner for 12 months or as long as she holds the title, anyone that comes first
• 4 FREE Spa gift card from PRINCESS NATURAL for winner that can be used every quarter for 12 months or as long as she holds the title, anyone that comes first
• Winner will be Featured in an advertorial for PRINCESS NATURAL
and many more.

Note: Terms and conditions apply

HOW TO VOTE ONLINE

1. visit www.funaabgist.com/mpf
2. Allow website notification or subscribe to our news letter
2. select your favorite contestants
3.  Cast your vote
4. Come back the next day to vote again
Contestant with the highest vote wins this category

HOW TO VOTE VIA INSTAGRAM

1. Follow @princessnaturals @mmfunaab @funaabgist on instagram
2. like the contest picture
3. Comment “i vote (contestant name)”
4. Contestants with the highest number of votes via the comment sections wins
Only commenters who complete step 1 will be counted as valid votes

Voting closes on November 16.

MEET OUR SPONSOR – PRINCESS NATURALS

Princess Naturals & Body Organics is a range of all – natural personal care & beauty products. We also offer body treatments and spa services ranging from a professional facial treatment,  full body wax,  Half leg wax,  bikini wax,  Hollywood wax,  Brazilian wax etc,  Manicure and Pedicure,  Body polish/Steam bath and exfoliation,  Eye lash extension and other Beauty therapies.

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Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) SUG President, suspended for alleged misappropriation, reinstated October 5, 2018.

The Students’ Union of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, has reinstated its president, Ayobami Popoola, who was suspended in August over alleged misappropriation of N612,000.

Last August, the Students’ Representative Assembly (SRA) had accused Mr. Popoola of breaching the union’s constitution that empowers the SRA to approve any decision, including spending, by the executives.

According to the Clerk of the SRA, Taiwo Ola, the president disbursed loans amounting to N439,000 from the union’s purse to members of his executive and some students without clearance by the union’s legislative body.

Those who took the loans were the Vice President (N50,000), the General Secretary (N90,000), the Assistant General Secretary (N45,000); the Welfare Director (N70,000), Sports Director (N30,000) and Director of Finance (N70,000).

Three other members of the union were also given N84,000 loans.

The SRA also accused Mr Popoola of misappropriating N173,000 through ”refreshments, world cup subscription, and purchase of unapproved accessories.”

He was also accused of supporting impersonation of other co-signatories to the Students’ Union account to gain unrestricted access to the union’s funds.

However, on Friday, PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the president had been reinstated having admitted to contravening the provisions of the constitution.

The Chairman of the parliament’s committee on ethics and disciplinary matters, Ofubu Lucas, told PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone interview that Mr. Popoola was reinstated after providing requisition booklets and relevant documents to prove all expenses made by him and other executives.

“The student’s representative assembly voted unanimously for his reinstatement in their sitting having understood all that transpired,”

said Mr Lucas.

“The president apologised for his lapses and vowed he wo not repeat them again, stating that he won’t play with the mandate of over 15,000 students.”

Reacting to the development, Mr. Popoola told PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone interview that he was reinstated after the students’ representatives verified documents he made available to them.

“When the executives tried to carry the SRA along, they did not give us listening ears because there was rancour between us,”

he said.

“However, I begged them to set up a committee to check into the integrity of our finance. I submitted myself for investigation and when they went through the documents we submitted, they reinstated me.”

A postgraduate student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, has accused a man, Adesoji Orenowo, of raping her in his house at European Quarters, Meiran, Lagos.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the 24-year-old met Orenowo at a wedding ceremony in Ibadan, Oyo State, in December 2017.

The duo had reportedly exchanged telephone numbers and kept in touch through social media chats and calls.

The suspect was said to have invited the student, who resided in Abeokuta, to his house in Lagos.

It was gathered that Orenowo sent transport fare to the Osun State indigene.

The 35-year-old was alleged to have raped the victim during the encounter.

The postgraduate student, in her statement to the police, said she agreed to spend the night at Orenowo’s house because she trusted him.

She said,

“The reason I visited him was to know him more after we met in December 2017. He told me that he was always busy at work and if I were free during the weekend, we could hook up. He sent me N3,000 for transport fare. That was the first time he would send money to me.

“When I got to his place, I slept there because I met his uncle and the uncle’s wife with some cousins, who welcomed me. Though I was still uncomfortable and was contemplating on going back home, his uncle’s wife said I was safe.

“Around 10pm, I went to sleep in the room provided for me, which was opposite his uncle’s room. Around 2.30am, I saw Orenowo beside me; he was touching and harassing me. I suddenly stood up and went to the passage. Fortunately, his uncle came out to urinate and saw me reading the Bible with the torchlight of my phone. I went to sit in the sitting room.

“Orenowo came and suddenly dragged me from the sitting room through the passage into the room. While hitting my head on the wall, he held my neck. I called for help, but his uncle did not come out.

“He (Orenowo) almost strangled me, saying if I said anything, he would kill me and nobody would trace me. I received a lot of punches and slaps. He stripped me naked and threatened to tie me to the bed if I did not cooperate with him. He penetrated me through the anus and private parts.”

The victim said she reported the incident to Orenowo’s uncle and left the house for a hospital.

She said a nurse followed her to a police station to report the case.

Orenowo, however, denied the allegation, saying he did not sleep with his guest after she turned down his advances.

He said,

“While I was touching her after we had retired to bed, she told me not to touch her that she was in a fasting and prayer programme. She took the Bible on my bed and left the room.

“When she later came back from the sitting room, we started romancing each other and she insisted that she did not want to have sex and I left her to sleep.”

Orenowo was arraigned before an Ogba Magistrates’ Court on one count of sexual assault.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Christopher John, said the offence contravened Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

The charge read, “That you, Adesoji Orenowo, on September 7, 2018, around 2am, at European Quarters, Meiran, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did unlawfully sexually assault one (name withheld), by penetrating her private parts.”

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The magistrate, Mr P.E. Nwaka, ordered that the suspect be remanded in prison.

SAFE – SECURING A FUTURE THROUGH EDUCATION


SAFE a NGO established by undergraduates of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta has embarked on a project to kit up fifty students of a primary school here in Abeokuta, the capital city of Ogun State. The Organiser Alli Mariam and her fellow members believe Education is an integral part of a child’s development and that children having the right standing in Education would go a long way in making Nigeria of our tomorrow a better place as the saying goes “Children are the leaders of tomorrow”.

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This isn’t the first time they would be executing such projects as The SAFE group last year was also present at the OLG primary school to tutor the students on the Use of Computer in both the Theoretical and Practical aspects.

It is with this that the SAFE group presents :
BACK TO SCHOOL DRIVE

About SAFE:

SAFE is a Non Governmental Organisation that aims at providing Quality Education for Children in Rural Communities.
The Upcoming project called “Back to School Drive” is about distributing
50 School Uniforms
50 School Sandals and
50 pairs of socks to the Children at The OLG Primary School, KOFESU- FUNAAB Gate.

For Donations, Sponsorship or Inquires. Call us at 09075952654

The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Felix Salako, made the disclosure when he visited the state secretariat of the Ogun council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists in Abeokuta.

The Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta on Tuesday dissociated itself from any form of admission manipulation.
The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Felix Salako, made the disclosure when he visited the state secretariat of the Ogun council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists in Abeokuta.
The vice chancellor, who insisted that admissions were offered on merit, said most of the students still find it difficult choosing courses of study.

According to him, many students, not considering the specialisation of the institution, still apply for electrical and  mechanical engineering as well as  computer science  instead of agriculture-related courses.

  1. Salako said:

“The institution is a specialised university, thus we have enough and more admission spaces for agriculture-related courses than these other ones.

“And again, it is not every qualified student that gets admission because there is a limit to the number of students we can admit.

“Scoring 200 is a pass mark, but we will give priority to someone who scored 220 or 250 over a student with 200.

“The truth is that many students will want to come to either the federal or state universities because they know their parents cannot afford the cost of private institutions.”

On the cancellation of management courses in the institution, the vice-chancellor stated that the Federal Government was looking into the matter as it concerned the institution and other specialised institutions.
According to him, there is an ongoing process to prevail on the Federal Government to rescind its decision.

He noted that the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, had written to President Muhammadu Buhari on the issue.

Salako stressed that the availability of management courses had assisted admission seekers within the institution’s catchment area to gain admission.

Earlier, the State Chairman of NUJ, Wole Sokunbi, had promised the union’s continued support and partnership with the institution.

Source: The Eagle