Kogi State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Wemi Jones, FCIB, has congratulated the newly appointed principal management officers of Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH) and assured them of his total support.
The Commissioner gave the assurance when the newly appointed principal officers of CUSTECH led by its Vice Chancellor, Engr. Prof. Salawu Sadiku, paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Lokoja on Wednesday.
Jones felicitated with the top management officers describing their appointment as well deserved and timely, stressing that they would take the institution to a monumental height based on their vast experience and academic exploits over the years.
He thanked the VC for his humility and simplicity and pray God to help him and his team to take the university to an unprecedented height, while thanking them for leaving their comfort zone to heed to state assignment.
He commended the governor for always been fair to all the citizens of Kogi State irrespective of tribes, religious and region in terms of appointment and projects execution.
He insisted that the governor wanted all academic activities in the institution to commence before the end of February 2021.
He further commended the governor for being so committed to education development in Kogi.
The Commissioner prayed that CUSTECH would witness a huge transformation such that has never been recorded by any State University in Nigeria.
”My desire is to take education to a higher and unprecedented realm in Kogi that will stand the test of time for future generations”, Jones said.
The Commissioner restated the commitment of His Excellency, Gov. Yahaya Bello, to revamping education sector in the state and ensure quality, accessible and sustainable education for all.
Earlier, the CUSTECH VC, Engr. Prof. Salawu Sadiku, said the team was in the Commissioner’s office to officially introduce themselves to him as their boss, formalise relationship with the ministry and solicited for his support as their parent ministry.
”Our appointment is a pleasant surprise and because of that we have agreed individually and collectively as a team that we are going to give the university nothing smaller than the best in us”, Sadiku said.
Sadiku, on behalf of the top management officers of CUSTECH, commended the Governor for considering them worthy of the appointment.
The don further appreciated the Commissioner for his personal commitment and extra passion for the takeoff and sustainable growth of the university.
In his vote of thanks, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Pastor Emmanuel Idenyi, commended the VC and his team for their maiden visit to the Commissioner, and assured them of the Ministry’s total support.
Compiled By Ademu Seidu H.
PRO KOGI MOEST