The Senate of the Federal University Lokoja has approved the establishment of Faculties of Engineering and Medicine in the institution.
Following the approval, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Olayemi Akinwumi has inaugurated steering committees for the actualization of the faculties.
The steering committee for Faculty of Medicine was first to be inaugurated on May 28th, 2021.
About two months after, August 2nd, 2021, Professor Akinwumi has inaugurated a 13-man steering committee for the actualization of the Faculty of Engineering in the university.
The Vice-Chancellor in his remarks charged the constituted members of the committee to work hard and take advantage of the manufacturing industries within and outside the state.
He tasked them on the establishment of a world class Faculty of Engineering that would stand tall amongst comity of Universities in producing quality and high-tech manpower needed for the rapid development of Nigeria.
The Co-ordinator/Chairman of the Committee, Engr. Professor Lateef O. Onundi (who is from the University of Maiduguri on Sabbatical) and other members of the Committee who spoke at the event, thanked the University Management for the confidence reposed in them.
He promised to bring their wealth of experiences to bear on the onerous task and complete the assignment within the stipulated period.
Membership of the Steering Committee drawn from various Institutions is as follows:
Engr. Prof. Lateef O. Onundi – Coordinator/Chairman,
Engr. Prof. John Adesiji Olorunmaiye – University of Ilorin – Member
Engr. Prof. Olugbenga Abejide – ABU, Zaria – Member
Engr. Prof. Salawu AbduRahman Asipita – FUT, Minna – Member
Engr. Prof. Samuel Ndueso John – NDA, Kaduna – Member
Engr. Prof. Jimoh Boyi – ABU, Zaria – Member,
Engr. Prof. Abdulganiu Bakare – ATBU, Bauchi – Member
Engr. Prof. Stephen Malo – UNIJOS – Member
Engr. Dr. Eyitayo Afolabi Representing
Engr. Prof. Joseph O. Odigur -Rep. of COREN/FUT Minna – Member,
Engr. Dr. Shehu Shuaib AbdulAzeez – Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja – Member
Engr. Dr. Habeeb Bello Salau – ABU, Zaria – Member, and
Mr. Muhammed Jamiu Osihana – Senior Assistant Registrar (SAR), FUL to serve as the Secretary.