Speaker of the House of the Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara is among a galaxy of elites and guests expected to attend the 2017 Mega Reunion of the University of Jos Alumni Association which holds this Thursday, September 28.
The event, scheduled to hold at the Yar’adua Centre Abuja, is organized to “bring Josites together to discuss issues that would help attract the needed infrastructure to the University”
This is contained in a release jointly signed by the National President, Mallam Idris Yakubu and Public Relations Officer, Prof. Emeka Desmond Ozoji and made available to the media.
The event would also be attended by 20 other Legislators from the National Assembly, Governors of Plateau, Imo, Kebbi and Bauchi States (who are Josites).
Others are Ministers for Niger Delta Affairs, Mr Usani U Usani; Youths & Sports Development, Comrade Solomon Dalung, and his Niger Delta counterpart, Prof Claudius Daramola.
The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, former Inspector General of Police, Sir Mike Okiro are also billed to be in attendance.
“The University of Jos Alumni Association (UJAA) shall hold her 2017 Unijos Alumni Mega Reunion and Dinner on Thursday September 28, 2017 at the Yar’adua Centre Abuja”
According to the release, Josites who have carved a niche for themselves in their various endeavors, would be recognized and honoured during the event, which is expected to have the Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos, Professor Sebastian Seddi Maimako (who is also an alumnus) in attendance.
“During the event, Alumni members who have distinguished themselves in their respective areas of calling shall be honored with awards; while Josites who recently got into Executive and Appointive positions in both the public & private sectors, would be recognized and celebrated. The Vice- Chancellor of the University of Jos, Professor Sebastian Seddi Maimako (also a Josite), will be making his first major appearance among the Alumni family, having assumed office in June 2016.”
The release further stated that the re-union would also witness the “unveiling of a 3D presentation of the Unijos Alumni Centre Project, a multi-purpose Centre to be built on the permanent site of the university, that will incorporate a 500 seat Auditorium; meeting rooms; offices; shops, Internet bar; reception lounges and an Honours arcade.”
“All funds raised during the event will be deployed towards building the Centre,” the statement stressed.