HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ON TERTIARY EDUCATION AND SERVICES VISITS UNIJOS
The House of Representatives Committee on Tertiary Education and Services, pursuant to section 88(2) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has visited the University of Jos for an oversight function.
The Committee led by its Chairman, Hon. Aminu Suleiman said it is an obligation on the part of the National Assembly to undertake oversight functions to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the Federal Government. He added that each Committee is saddled with the responsibility of reporting to the National Assembly on the state of affairs at the MDAs.
Hon. Aminu described their work as a call to patriotic duty and a national assignment, for which the Committee members have to sacrifice a lot of time and energy.
According to him, the primary purpose of their visit is to interact with Management of the institutions of the Federal Government and to ascertain their challenges and ensure that the funds released to them are utilized in accordance with the provisions of the Law.
Vice-Chancellor, University of Jos, Professor Seddi Sebastian Maimako welcomed the Chairman and members of the Committee to the University and appreciated them for their keen interest on issues affecting the University especially the burnt Library Complex.
The Vice-Chancellor presented the 2016/2017 Appropriation Report of the University and said the University authorities were ready to work with the House Committee members to ensure the smooth implementation of Government’s policies and programmes in the University.
Earlier, the Committee members had visited the burnt Library Complex, Naraguta Campus of the University to assess the extent of the damage caused by the inferno. The Committee members sympathized with members of the University Community over the incidence describing it as a colossal loss and were hopeful that Government would intervene to rehabilitate the facility.