By Olufemilade Oyinade
The Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNNAB), Prof. Kolawole Salako has once again emphasised his administration’s commitment to excellence with the erection of infrastructural facilities in various parts of the University.
He stated this while handing over project sites to contractors alongside Principal Officers and management staff of the University.
Prof. Salako disclosed that his vision and mission for FUNAAB had always been tailored towards ensuring that the University achieved excellence in all ramifications.
According to him, “The title of my vision and mission was, and is still excellence. ‘Excellence cannot be compromised’ and if that is the case, there is no end to excellence. I’m not sure that any human being can conclude that he has achieved everything. If you are striving to be excellent, you get to a level of excellence and you realise that you still have things to do”.
The Vice-Chancellor said that his motivation over the years was to keep working and achieving results for the benefit of mankind, stating that to serve God is to serve humanity.
The Vice-Chancellor gave details of the projects under the 2017-2019 (Merged) Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) Annual Intervention as follows: Proposed construction of Academic Maintenance and Services Complex; proposed construction of Two-Storey Suspended Floors for the College of Physical Sciences (COLPHYS); construction of 250-Capacity Lecture Theatre; renovation of the Institute of Food Security, Environmental Resources and Research (IFSERAR) Building; renovation of Engineering Building COLENG (ETF 2003 Project); renovation of Agricultural Media Resources and Extension Centre (AMREC) Building (ETF 2003 Project); and Procurement and installation of furniture for the proposed construction of New Academic Staff Office Complex.
In the same vein, the Vice-Chancellor listed the proposed projects under the 2020 FGN Capital Appropriation projects as follows: Construction of Dam (Centre Pivot Irrigation System and Ancillary); rehabilitation of Camp to FUNAAB 3rd Gate Road, Intra Campus Road (FUNAAB Ceremonial Building Road); rehabilitation of Farm Facilities; Purchase of Farm Machinery and Equipment; and Supply and Installation of Internet Facilities and Computer Accessories.