The Chairman of the Presidential Visitation Panel to Ahmadu Bello University, Prof. Oladapo A. Afolabi, CFR has addressed members of the institution’s Congregation.
Congregation is one of the statutory organs of the University. Its function is primarily to enable the staff, as a body to express their views on any matter whatsoever.
Addressing the Congregation at Mamman Kontagora Square, Main Campus, Samaru, Zaria, the Chairman of the Presidential Visitation Panel told staff of the Institution that the panel was not an investigation team.
Prof. Afolabi, who was a one time Head of Civil Service of the Federation, also said that their job was to look at how things were being done with a view to improving the system.
He urged them to participate actively in the exercise, saying that they should not leave the Management staff alone in the participation towards improving the system.
The Chairman thanked the Vice-Chancellor and other Management staff of the Institution for the opportunity given him and members of his panel to address the Congregation.
In his remarks at the occasion, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kabir Bala, who had earlier introduced members of panel to the University Congregation, said the visitation team was to among others examine the leadership quality of the University in terms of roles of Governing Council with the Vice-Chancellor, other principal officers as well as organs of the Institution.
The Hon. Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, had on Tuesday last week inaugurated the Presidential Visitation Panel to Nigerian Federal Universities after the directive of the Visitor, His Excellency, the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR.
The Presidential Panel to Ahmadu Bello University is made up of seven members whose work is for the period 2011-2015 and 2016-2020.
The Visitation Panel to ABU is chaired by Prof. Oladapo A. Afolabi, CFR with Arc. Mufatau B. Bello, Alhaji Mohammed Musa Makarfi and Prof. Salisu Shehu as members.
Others are Prof. Joseph Ikechebelu, Mr. Martin Dibang Achua and Kunle S. Adedeji who will also serve as Secretary.
Public Affairs Directorate,
Office of the Vice Chancellor,
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
22nd April, 2021