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By Othman Alaga

The Federal University of Lafia (FULafia) has organised an end of the year get-together party for its staff to celebrate their individual and collective achievements.

The colourful event, which was the first of its kind, brought all categories of staff of the University together, was held at the Mallam Adamu Adamu Lecture Hall and Office Complex in the Permanent Site Campus of the University, in Lafia.

The event, described by many workers as a pleasant surprise to them as it stood out as a new round of resounding achievement for the vice-chancellor, whose love for the welfare of staff and camaraderie since his assumption of office has distinguished him among his peers.

In his speech, the Vice-Chancellor of FULafia, Prof Shehu Abdul Rahman, said that the programme was organised to recognise the contributions made by the staff and foster the spirit of love, unity and togetherness among them, especially in this end of the year period.

Abdul Rahman said that his administration has deemed it fit to celebrate the efforts of staff, saying: “It was felt that the efforts and contributions of staff should be duly acknowledged by the University administration.”

He said that while the University has recorded many achievements, including the recent recognition and award of ₦75 million by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for being the most gender sensitive University in the area of admissions, “such achievements were only achieved because of the cooperation and support of staff.”

He said that it was against that backdrop that “I decided to organise this event for us to eat and drink together and award some staff and directorates for their individual hard work.”

The most performing directorates, the vice-chancellor said, included the information and public relations, environment and safety, human resources, sports and students affairs.

The most dedicated staff who, each, went away with N50,000 were Barrister Ignatius Effiom, the Head of Human Resources, Mr Saidu Bawa, Admission Officer and Malam Adamu Shehu Usman, a gardner.

Abdul Rahman advised staff to “avoid being proud and aimless, stop fearing failure, poverty and resent sentiment,” all of which, he said, lead to personal destruction, encouraging workers to make “sacrifice for the University, believe themselves, aspire for leadership positions, be creative, conceive and new initiate new ideas, relate well with colleagues, learn from their mistakes, be tolerant and adhere to the University core-values.”

He commended the FULafia members of staff, saying: “I thank you all for your hard work, support and dedication to the task of taking FULafia to greater heights.”

The Vice Chancellor used the occasion to announce the establishment of the offices of three new deputy vice-chancellors for the University, namely, administration, academic and research and partnership.

The vice-chancellor donated a cow to the Christians staff of the University to celebrate the upcoming Christmas.

In their separate goodwill messages, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof Idris O. O. Amali, Prof Emmanuel Kwon-Ndung and Prof Josephine Odey, thanked Abdul Rahman for providing an enabling environment for staff of the University to meet and have a good time, saying that the gesture would, forever, remain in their minds.

They promised to continue serving University unselfishly and accord the vice-chancellor the needed cooperation to achieve his desired dream of making FULafia the fifth best University in Africa.

They encouraged staff and students to be good ambassadors of the University wherever they find themselves and hold forth to the core values of the institution.

The Registrar, Malam Nuradeen Abdu, in his vote of thanks, thanked the vice-chancellor for organizing the party, saying that FULafia “is, indeed, a place that takes care of its workers.”

In his remarks, the chairman of the event’s planning committee, Dr. Amos Ambo, thanked the vice-chancellor for given them another opportunity to serve the University, saying that the experiences of the party would linger on for long time in minds of workers.

Highlights of the event included entertainments by the Migili Cultural Troupe, Calabar Cultural Group, drama presentation by the FULafia Department of Theatre and Media Arts students on gender-based issues, a novelty football match, awards presentation to the vice-chancellor by the Calabar Cultural Group while lots of foods and drinks were served.

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