The Vice Chancellor of the recently created Confluence University of Science and Technology, Professor Salau Sadiku has commended the Governor of Kogi State, Alh Yahaya Bello for his visionary leadership that has made the institution admit two hundred and forty students under nine months of kick-start of administration of the university. He made the remarks during the Project accessment tour of the Forum of Special Advisers to the Governor on Wednesday to the institution. The structural engineer Vice Chancellor says the institution has received the attention of the necessary institutions like National Universities Commission, TETFUND and other relevant institutions responsible for accreditation and funding of tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
The Special Adviser to the Governor from the area where the Project is located, Arc Ahmed Okara says Governor Yahaya Bello has attended to funding of institution with speed of the spirit and that the institution remain a legacy project that will promote academic excellence, job security and economic development of the state. Arc Okara says with the advertisement of contract works for the construction of Senate building, three engineering building and medical building, the institution will in no distance time compete with any university in Nigeria.
Speaking about the already completed Projects, the Director of Works, Arc Usman Mohammed says the institution has completed and put to use, the University Auditorium, 7 new classrooms, University Library, administrative block, university clinic, academic staff offices, laboratories, hostel blocks and several others.
Speaking during the visit, the class representative of the 100 Level of the department of Biochemistry, Miss Fatimah Ramat Tijanni says they are proud of what the Governor has done and are happy to be the pioneer students of the institution, speaking in the same vein, Class representative of the department of Statistics, Abdulrahman Yusuf says Governor Yahaya Bello has worked the talk in terms of delivering good governance in the state, he commended the Governor for establishing a university within one year and commenced academic Program with all accreditations.