Epileptic Power Supply to End Soon – DVC (Development)

The newly-appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development), Prof. Clement Adeofun, has disclosed that the inadequate power supply being experienced on campus would soon be a thing of the past. Prof. Adeofun disclosed this during familiarisation visits to units and centres under his office.  During the tour, he hinted that the University had made a purchase of a very high powered generator, which is capable of supplying electricity to members of the University community.

At the water processing company, Prof. Adeofun lauded the Director, FUNAAB Universal Conservices Limited (FUCONS), Dr. Petra Abdulsalam-Saghir for a job well done.  He said he had a lot of confidence in the leadership of FUCONS and was not surprised at the high level of commitment and development that had been recorded within a short period of time. He urged members of staff to feel free to voice out their challenges because one of the reasons for his visit was to see the level of development, know the various challenges, and relay same to Management, to proffer workable solutions.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development), Prof. Clement Adeofun (In cap), inspecting the FUNAAB Palm Wine Factory.

Responding, Dr. Abdulsalam-Saghir expressed her appreciation to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development) for making out time to check on the company.  She said that the production of sachet and bottled water had commenced, and solicited for more staff to increase the product level, to meet the increasing demand by customers.  She appealed to Management to look into the issue of electricity, which is one of the major challenges affecting the cost of production.

Some equipment at the FUNAAB Water Processing Factory.
Some equipment at the FUNAAB Water Processing Factory.

At the FUNAAB Industrial Pack Unit (IPU), Prof. Adeofun was received by a former Acting Bursar of the University, Mrs. Oluremi Oyewunmi and other staff. The IPU team enumerated some of their challenges to include unsteady power supply, and bad condition of their buses, which makes delivery of goods and services difficult.  Other challenges include the difficulty in getting the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) registration number, which makes customers less willing to buy their products, such as palm-wine, cashew nuts, and the inability to obtain adequate bottles for palm-wine production. It was then decided that henceforth, any staff or individuals who returned their old bottles would be compensated with bottles of palm-wine. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development) promised to look into the matters raised as soon as possible and within the available resources.

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