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|By Yahaya Ahmed

The Vice-Chancellor Federal University of Lafia (FULafia) Professor Shehu Abdul Rahman, has enjoined stakeholders of the University to join hands with him in the task of developing the University.

Abdul Rahman made the call when he received the member representing Lafia-Obi Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Abuja, Hon. Abubakar Sarki Dahiru in his office in Lafia, recently.

Abdul Rahman pointed out that the University valued its relationship with stakeholders of the University, especially, Hon Abubakar Sarki Dahiru whom he described as his brother.

He thanked the lawmaker for his commitment and support to the University.

While thanking him for his visit, the vice-chancellor informed Dahiru that on his assumption office, he paid visits to some prominent traditional rulers and major stakeholders in the state to seek for their collaboration and advises on how best to administer the University, saying that initiative has helped him to settle well in office.

Abdul Rahman noted that one of the areas that needed urgent intervention in the University was the provision of accommodation for students as most of them were living in deplorable accommodation and exposed to acts of insecurity.

He emphasised that the sooner the issue of accommodation was addressed, the better would be the quality of learning in the University.

The vice-chancellor assured Dahiru that the University would work with him to take the University to an enviable heights.

In his address, Hon. Abubakar Sarki Dahiru, who led some of his legislative aides to the office of Abdul Rahman, said they were there to congratulate him on his appointment as the third substantive Vice-Chancellor of FULafia, strengthen the existing relationship and seek for further areas of cooperation with FULafia.

Dahiru, who commended the vice-chancellor for considering the people of his constituency for appointments and admission, promised to work closely with the University.

He also informed the vice-chancellor that "as the chairman, House Committee on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Control, I play a major role in the process of getting your University teaching hospital at the floor of the House" adding that the issue of the teaching hospital would be addressed soon.

He urged the vice-chancellor to work closly with him to explore better ways of collaboration, saying that his doors would always be open to the University. 

Those that accompanied the the lawmaker were his personal assistant, Usman El-Kaka, senior legislative aide, Jabir Al Muazu, and Ibrahim Musa Wambai.

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