The Emir of Bauchi, His Royal Highness Alhaji (Dr) Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu, has described the Federal University of Lafia (FULafia) as the best-administered learning institution in North-central Zone.
The Emir stated this in his palace in Bauchi when the Vice-Chancellor of FULafia, Professor Muhammad Sanusi Liman, paid him a courtesy visit.
The Emir, who described Liman as a 'son of the soil', said that the people of his domain "are pleased to be associated with such a reputable academic, astute, courageous and transparent administrator who put the development of his university above any other thing else."
The royal father praised Liman, who was a lecturer at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Bauchi (ATBU), for his contributions to the University, saying that the ATBU and, indeed, people of Bauchi would always remember him with fondness.
The Emir said that with academics like Liman at the helm of affairs in the nation's institutions of higher learning, "there'll be transparency and prudence in the management of resources and corruption will become thing of the past."
In his speech, the Vice-Chancellor thanked the Emir for warmly welcoming him to the palace, saying that "Bauchi remains dear to my heart."
He commended the emir for maintaining peace among people of different ethnic backgrounds in Bauchi, especially in this period of insecurity in the country.
Liman, who was accompanied on the visit by Dr. Nasirudeen M. Baba, Deputy Dean of School of Postgraduate Studies, FULafia, assured the emir he would continue to work diligently for the people and country, regardless of where he found himself.