Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on
Wednesday, inaugurated a new Governing Council
of Benue State University ( BSU » ).
Speaking at the ceremony in Makurdi, Ortom
urged the council members to be fair and strictly
comply with the university’s laws and Nigerian
University Commission (NUC) regulations to be
able to actualise the vision of the institution.
He appealed to the council to quickly address
the issues surrounding the institution and fully
implement the government white paper on the
university’s visitation panel.
” Our state university has so many issues bordering
on vision, transparency, accountability, salary
structure, among others, so quickly address these
” As the saying goes, show me your level of
education and I will tell you your level of economic
“The welfare of our students must be taken
seriously because it is because of them that we
establish this university,” Ortom said.
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The governor warned that no case of corruption
would be accommodated, adding that the council
should make the university a role model for all
In his acceptance speech, the Pro-Chancellor
and Chairman, Governing Board, Prof. Zackary
Gundu, described the university as an “institution
Gundu said that the council would not disappoint
the people of Benue, adding that it was
incumbent on the board to “leave a wealthy mark
on the institution within the next four years”.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that
the council, which has seven members, has Prof.
Johnson Onah , Dr Mathias Oyigeya, Mr Sabastine
Hon (SAN), Mr Walliam Iortyom and Mr Atagher
Ionguga as members.
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