The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) on Thursday inaugurated newly constructed maternity and X-ray building, palm processing factory , senate building extension and academic building complex.
Speaking during the inauguration in Abeokuta, Prof. Kolawole Salako, the Vice Chancellor, explained that all the projects were fully equipped with furniture equipment for immediate use of the students and members of staff.
Salako added that majority of the projects were funded through intervention funds such as Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Extra Government Earnings, World Bank intervention and Federal Government Capital Appropriation.
“Many of the projects were abandoned by previous administrations of the institution,and in line with my agenda upon assumption of office in 2017, I accessed the intervention funds to facilitate most of the projects,” he said.
Also speaking at the inauguration, Oba Saburi Bakre, the Agura of Gbagura, commended the effort of the vice chancellor, saying it was important to celebrate his achievements.
The Agura of Gbagura , represented by Chief Festus Kehinde, noted that the vice chancellor had contributed his quota to the overall development of the institution
In his remarks, the Medical Director, Federal Medical Center, Abeokuta, Prof. Adewale Musa-Olomu , commended the achievement recorded by the vice chancellor.
“I can see that the future of FUNAAB is going to be great. He has used the money given to him judiciously.
“He transformed the palm oil making industry into a modern one that will be beneficial to humanity, I am really impressed.
“Health is wealth and I am happy that part of what we commissioned today are the maternity center and X-ray buildings, when the students are healthy, they will be able to perform maximally.
NAN reports that the Alake of Egbaland , Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, was also present at the inauguration. (NAN)