From Mohammed Abdullahi, Keffi
The immediate past Vice Chancellor of Nasarawa State University, Keffi Professor Mohammed Akaro Mainoma has said that he was impressed with the speedy developmental programs of his successor Professor Suleiman Bala Mohammed geared towards transforming the university into a world class status.
Prof. Mainoma who made the observation in his goodwill massage during the University’s 24th inaugural lecture presented by Prof. Makwin Danladi Makut of the Faculty of Applied and Environmental Microbiology with the theme” Eco-friendly Microbial products for the health of the environment” urged the entire university community to support Prof. Bala in all ramifications to ensure further developments from where the previous Vice Chancellors reached.
His words:”I want to use this opportunity to urge the entire NSUK community to support Prof. Bala the present Vice Chancellor to enable him further develop the university. In fact Prof.Bala has been doing well as regards piloting the affairs of this university since he came on board.
Prof. Mainoma also used the occasion to congratulate the inaugural lecturer,Prof. M.D. Makut whom he said he feels happy and proud to associate with him owing to the fact that he became Professor under his leadership as the Vice Chancellor of NSUK.
In his opening remarks at the occasion, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Bala said he came and met how priority was given to the culture of inaugural lecture in the university as such he will continue to boost it because of its significance to new professors.
He further described the inaugural topic as not only important for academics, but also for the socio-economic of the nation.
On his part, Prof. Makut stated that he decided to do his research work on the said topic owing to the fact that humans interact with environment constantly and the intersections affect quality of life, years of healthy life lived and health disparities of both humans and evironments adding that, environmental factors are diverse and far reaching such as exposure to hazardous substances in the air, water,soil, and food, natural and technological disaster, climate change, occupational hazards, among others.
Our correspondent reported that the inaugural lecture was attended by associates of Prof. Makut from all works of life as well as members of the academic and non- academic communities in the university.