Bello commissions another Kogi State Varsity, Kabba, matriculate first set of 1200 Students.

Bello commissions another Kogi State Varsity, Kabba, matriculate first set of 1200 Students.

Bello commissions another Kogi State Varsity, Kabba, matriculate first set of 1200 Students.

 

By IDRIS AHMED, Lokoja.

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has formally commissioned the newly established State owned University, Kabba, advising Nigerians to take advantage of the newly introduced Students Loan Scheme initiated by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to acquire University education.

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya receiving a rousing welcome during his visit to the newly established State owned University, Kabba
Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya receiving a rousing welcome during his visit to the newly established State owned University, Kabba

The official commissioning was immediately followed by the maiden matriculation of the first set of 1200 students at the permanent site of the institution on Tuesday in Kabba.

The Governor expressed gratitude to the Almighty God and the people of Kogi state as his vision for the establishment of a University in Kabba has been fulfilled.

He noted with a sense of fulfilment that he met a state that was in a deplorable situation, expressed satisfaction that he would be handing over the state better than he met it.

“Today I’m fulfilled. I promised to be part of the ceremony for the first set of matriculating students. I feel fulfilled and satisfied that we achieved our dreams.

“Nigerians now have no reason not to acquire University education. I call on Nigerians to latch on to the students loan scheme of President Ahmed Bola Tinubu to acquire education.

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya receiving a rousing welcome during his visit to the newly established State owned University, Kabba
Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya receiving a rousing welcome during his visit to the newly established State owned University, Kabba

“I urge the people of Kogi State to play politics of inclusion rather than adopt the pull-him-down syndrome of politics. When we started this University, there were many distractions, but I remained focused, and refused to be distracted.

“We made education one of our thematic areas on assumption of office. I’m happy that we are rated the best in our geopolitical zone in the area of the sector.

“Today, we have the best health facilities in Nigeria. Rather than travel to seek medical attention outside the country, I urge our people to take advantage of the Reference Hospital in Okene, the best in Nigeria, to seek medical attention,” he stated.

Some matriculating students of the newly established State owned University, Kabba
Some matriculating students of the newly established State owned University, Kabba

Governor Bello thanked the people of Kogi State for the support he enjoyed, which has made his administration a positive reference, saying, “I came hale and hearty and I’m happy leaving fulfilled.”

In his remarks, the Vice Chancellor, Kogi State University, Prof. Kehinde Eniola, described the official commissioning of the University and the Matriculation as a fulfilment of his love for education.

The Vice Chancellor described the new institution as one that would focus on citizenship and leadership training, adding that the University would run digitally towards making the students ready for the future.

The Vice Chancellor described the Kogi State University, Kabba, as the preferred and superior brand for academic excellence, praising the administration of Governor Yahaya Bello for what he called his unquenchable love for education.

Kogi State University Kabba
Kogi State University Kabba

The Obaro of Kabba, Oba Owoniyi, was full of praises for the Governor, lauding him for his outstanding repositioning of the Traditional stool of Kabba and for giving the area a University.

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