MOUA VC Gives Official Cars To Deans
ELEVEN Deans of Colleges of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, (MOUA), Umudike, Abia State have become the first beneficiaries of cars provided for deans and other designated top officials of the over 22-year old university.
Coincidentally, a couple Prof. Titus Nwabueze and his wife, Prof. Joy Nwabueze, who are respectively dean of College of Food Sciences and Tourism and College of Physical and Applied Sciences were among the beneficiaries of the latest model of Toyota Corolla cars.
Speaking before handing over the cars to the excited deans, the VC, Prof. Hilary Edeoga, said the cars were not procured from Federal Government allotted funds, but from internally generated funds and advised all beneficiaries to handle them the way they take care of their private vehicles.
Explaining the reason for branding the vehicles with the university name, colleges and location addresses, he said, “doing so is part of the management’s strategy to sustain the branding of MOUA.”
Prof. Nwabueze disclosed that there has been a deliberate and conscious effort to harness the limited resources of the school for its growth and development, adding that apart from the on-going infrastructural and human capital development, the staff and students welfare remained paramount.
He stated that his administration has so far provided five brand new Hyundai buses and 45 brand new Kia and Hyundai cars to serve as campus shuttles to ease transport within the campus even as 20 more mini Suzuki fuel economy cars are being expected to add to the already 20 operating in the campus.
The VC also noted that five Hilux vans were procured for the security unit and Centre for project Development and Revenue Generation, Physical Planning and Internal Audit Units.
Disclosing that external members of the school’s Governing Council and all principal officers had been provided with Toyota Corolla vehicles, Nwabueze assured the remaining deans and other designated officials that they would all get official cars as soon as the funds to procure them are available.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Dean, College of Natural Sciences, Prof. Ifeoma Ijeh pledged that they will use the cars as directed, saying branding the vehicles would help advertise their colleges, the university and its location in Nigeria.
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