Nagoda Maidoya donates diesel to FULafia
|By Othman Alaga.
As part of efforts to provide steady power in Federal University of Lafia, the Chairman of Nagoda Maidoya Nigeria Limited, a petroleum products outfit, Alhaji Suleiman Mohammed, popularly known as Nagoda Maidoya, has donated diesel worth millions of naira to Federal University of Lafia, (FULafia).
He said that his gesture was meant to help in cushioning the effects of the current scarcity of petroleum products in the institution and the country, in general.
Mohammed, personally, handed drums of the diesel to Professor Shehu Abdul Rahman, the Vice-Chancellor of Federal University of Lafia.
Abdul Rahman was assisted in taking over the consignment by some top management staff of the University.
Mohammed said that adequate power supply in FULafia was necessary to improve on the standard of education in the institution.
He, also, said that his "passion and love for this University will not allow me to sleep comfortably at a time like this when the University faces some difficulties in order to obtain petroleum products because of the scarcity of the products in our state."
He said that FULafia needed constant power supply to function as an education institution, "and this situation, therefore, makes it necessary for me as an oil marketer to support the University through donation of this product."
The Lafia born oil businessman said that FULafia, in view of its numerous financial obligations, needed support from stakeholders, calling on other wealthy individuals and groups to support higher institutions across the country to attain their education goals.
Earlier, the vice-chancellor of the institution, Prof. Abdul Rahman, commended Mohammed for the gesture, saying that the donor "set a fine example for other philanthropists to emulate."
Abdul Rahman promised that the diesel donated would be put to good use in the University's two campuses.
In his remarks, the Registrar, Nuradeen Abdu, expressed the University's gratitude to the Chairman of Nagoda Maidoya for the donation.
He said that the institution would use the product in line with the wish of the donor.