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Abdul Rahman commends REA, urges collaboration to boost power in FULafia

|By Yahaya Ahmed

The Vice-Chancellor of Federal University of Lafia (FULafia), Professor Shehu Abdul Rahman, has commended the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) providing power to the University.

He, however, called for better working relationship between the agency and FULafia with a view to boost power supply in the institution.

The REA collaborates with the National Universities Commission (NUC) to provide uninterrupted electricity supply to universities under a programme known as the Federal Government Energising Education Programme (EEP).

Abdul Rahman spoke when some officials of the REA, led by, Mr. Johnson Adejor, paid him a familiarisation visit at his office in Lafia.

Abdul Rahman, represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof Idris O. Amali, described "REA as a key agency for universities' development," saying that FULafia, under Prof. Shehu Abdul Rahman, has grown to have 50 programmes with five new additional facilities "which cannot function without electricity."

Amali informed them that the University was building new hostels, laboratories, auditoriums, offices and lecture halls, among others, pointing out that "without electrification the University cannot achieved its mission."

Amali told the team that FULafia was established in 2011 "and, since then, the University has been competing favourably with other sister universities and, in the process, it has witnessed tremendous growth and development." 

He assured the agency of the University's support, advising the officials not to take part in any deals that could be detrimental to the University.

Earlier, Mr. Johnson Adejor, told the vice-chancellor that they were at the University to introduce some consultants to the authorities of University charged to work with the University on a solar hybrid mini grid power plant.

He said that the consultant would conduct an environmental and social impact assessments in the University.

He said: “As part of the requirements for this project, the Rural Electrification Agency, in conjunction with the NUC, is mandated to introduce to the institutions some consultants who will be working to execute this project.”

Adejor applauded the vice-chancellor and members of his management team for the success recorded in the institution.

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