UNICAL commends NDDC for building roads
Vice Chancellor of University of Calabar (Unical), Prof. Florence Banku Obi, has commended the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) for building roads in the university.
Obi, who spoke when she led a delegation of the alumni association of the university on a courtesy call on the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Umana Okon Umana, in his office in Abuja, also praised President Muhammadu Buhari for finding Umana, an alumnus of Unical, worthy of the high office of the Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Obi briefed the minister on ongoing infrastructure projects in the university, including the optimisation of Internet connectivity to turn the school into a smart community, and the construction of a hostel for medical students and asked for support from the minister to complete some of those projects.
The Vice Chancellor also asked government to boost security infrastructure on the university campus with the building of an observation tower and the provision of adequate high-intensity lighting.
The minister, who described the visit as a special event for him, promised to keep up the flow of support for the university from the ministry and the NDDC.
“I want to assure you we have taken note of your need areas. We will support you, working with the NDDC. I am happy you started with an appreciation of the support you have received from the Commission.”
Umana added that he was proud of his heritage in the University of Calabar and would always do his best to be a good ambassador of the school.