The motto of the Federal University Lafia is “Integrity, Innovation, and Excellence”. The three keywords in this phrase constitute the guiding tenets of the University. Graduates from the University will excel in their chosen fields of endeavour, as well as to be
The logo of the University has a map of Nigeria in the central portion giving a literal visualization of the country with the location of Nasarawa State clearly highlighted. Gold is a rare precious metal and the deep gold colour of the outer rim represents the rich soil from which the State’s treasures emanate. The green colour used to depict the location of the State within Nigeria represents agriculture, the major economic activity of the people of the state. The abundance of mineral resources in the state is represented in the logo by the gemstones, in this case topaz while the torch signifies both illumination in terms of enlightenment of the people and a beacon of guiding light for others to follow. Finally, the circular shape of the logo symbolizes continuation. The institution will constitute and remain a reputable centre for academic and intellectual discourse, productive research as well as a meeting point for local, regional and international scholars to engage in high level manpower production for the nation.
The University's philosophy is to produce graduates that will have the spirit of integrity, innovation and excellence. The philosophy is guided by:
⦁ The need to conduct research, scholarship and creative activities that promote human and economic development of the region through the expansion of knowledge in agriculture, science and technology, social sciences, arts and the humanities.
⦁ The need to render public service and provide outreach to support the people of Nasarawa State and Nigeria, as well as pay attention to research activities that will address and impact positively on the lives of the people.
⦁ The need to promote partnership between the Federal University Lafia, government and industry in the continuing development and operation of curriculum, and the conduct of research that meets local needs.