Daily Trust (Abuja)

9 December 2012

Nigeria: Suswan Appeals to Indigenes to Assist Varsity

Governor Gabriel Suswan of Benue State has appealed to indigenes of the state to assist the government in financing the state's university.

He made the appeal yesterday at the 13th convocation ceremony of the Benue State University (BSU), Makurdi.

The governor noted that education was key to the development of any nation, noting that it should not be left to government alone.

He commended staff and students of the institution for the relative stability enjoyed in the university in recent times, urging them to be good ambassadors of the university.

The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Charity Angya, advised the graduands to be good ambassadors of the institution.

Angya expressed gratitude to the State Government and other stakeholders for their contribution toward the development of the university.

The vice-chancellor appealed to the government to assist the institution to provide more infrastructure for conducive learning environment.

"Despite the sustained support of the Benue State Government, even in the face of competing demands, we still require amph-itheatre, lecture halls, senate building among others."

Angya appealed to relevant bodies to revisit the bill for a law for the joint funding of the institution by the state and Local Government Councils in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 2,734 graduands were conferred with various degrees.

NAN

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