UNIVERSITY OF JOS
(OFFICE OF THE VICE-CHANCELLOR)
INFORMATION, PUBLICATIONS, PUBLIC RELATIONS & PROTOCOL DIVISION
UNIJOS VC SAYS DUE DILIGENCE APPLIED IN THE UNIVERSITY’S CONTRACT AWARD PROCESS
The Vice-Chancellor, University of Jos, Professor Seddi Sebastian Maimako has assured that projects awarded in the University undergo due diligence based on the Procurement Act, 2007 as a matter of policy.
Professor Maimako said this while taking over the Professorial Extension Project of the Postgraduate School as well as newly constructed Tennis and Basketball Courts from Contractors at the Naraguta Campus of the University. The Vice-Chancellor maintained that both projects were undertaken under the Presidential Intervention Projects (NEEDS Assessment Projects) being implemented by the Federal Government.
Taking over the Projects on behalf of the University Community, the Vice-Chancellor said he indeed felt privileged that the Projects were completed under his tenure despite some challenges encountered. The institution’s Chief Executive thanked all stakeholders who made the projects’ completion a success and said his mission is to maintain a robust working relationship with everyone within the system. He charged all Staff of the University to take their responsibilities seriously, adding that Staff owe the Students a debt of service since Students are the reason why they are working in the institution. Maimako stressed that the institution would provide quality service to its stakeholders in accordance with global best practices.
Professor Maimako expressed optimism that the Tennis and Basketball courts will enable the Department of Physical and Health Education secure full accreditation adding that the University aims to host the Nigerian Universities Games Association (NUGA) competition in the year 2020. He enjoined the beneficiary Units to properly utilize the facilities and imbibe the culture of maintenance.
Briefing the delegation earlier, the Director, Physical Facilities, Architect (Mrs) Halima Auta said the projects were both funded under the Presidential Needs Intervention Programme and applauded the Vice-Chancellor for the transformation taking place in University and prayed God to grant him the enablement to do more.
Also contributing, Dean Postgraduate School, Professor Timothy Oyetunde, and Head, Department of Physical Education, Dr Simon Kaye, assured the Vice-Chancellor of quality content to facilitate academic excellence and utilization of the Facilities.
Messers Dang Global Limited undertook the Professorial Extension/Postgraduate School project while Messers Royal Choice Limited constructed the Basketball and Tennis Courts. Chief Executive Officers of the Contracting Firms, Mr Obinna Udeh and Chief Felix Akiga, both expressed delight that the University authorities granted them the opportunity to serve institution. They both assured that the projects were carried out according to the prescribed standards and adequately supervised by the University’s Directorate of Physical Facilities.
Deputy Registrar, Information and Publications