BY: Yunusa Abdullahi
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla has described Education as the bedrock of development in any society .
The Governor made the assertion when he granted audience the Vice Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi and other Management staff of the University who paid him a courtesy visit at Government House Yola.
Governor Jibrilla assured that Adamawa state Government will support the University during its 40th anniversary of the institution scheduled in April 2016, adding that his government will continue to assist University of Maiduguri in its efforts to achieve academic excellence and commended the management for the roll played in producing highly skilled manpower and Technocrats in the Country.
He stated that his Administration has embarked on infrastructural development of projects across the state to fulfil his campaign promises to the electorates.
In his speech the Vice Chancellor Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi who led a high powered delegation to felicitate with Governor as one of the distinguished stakeholders of the University of Maiduguri, and to also brief the Governor about the plans of the University management to hold its 4th anniversary and 22nd combined convocation on Saturday 16 April 2016 and also to solicit the support of the Governor to the University to achieve its noble objectives.
The Vice Chancellor revealed that the University has produced great Men and Women for the country, stressing that the University is proud to have Three Alumni elected as Executive Governors in current political dispensation which includes Governor's of Abia state Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, Hon .Kashim Shettima of Borno state and Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state, Six Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) and Seven First Class Traditional rulers including Shehu of Borno and Emir of Gombe who have passed out from the institution.
Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi also explained that the University will continue to serve it's immediate community and the country by producing trained manpower through learning and cutting edge Research among others.