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Vice Chancellor receives Holy Bible as Christmas gift

By Mercy Osajiugo

The Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna, Prof. Abdullahi Bala, has received a gift of the Holy Bible from the University’s Christian Community as his Christmas gift.

‎The Vice-Chancellor was presented the gift by the community while the members paid him a courtesy visit to felicitate with him on his appointment as the new VC.

Bala explained that members of the University Christian community had made substantial contributions to the progress and development of the University.‎

“I want to thank the Christian community for presenting a copy of the Holy Bible to me and I am assuring them I will not fail them.

“I am full of gratitude to the community for praying and fasting for the peaceful, smooth transition to another era in the university.

“Many members of this community prayed and had a fast that somebody from within the university be made the VC and God has granted us that wish.

“We have to make the best use of this opportunity to tell the world that the university has come of age; we do not need people from outside to superintend over us as VC. We have the human resources here,” he said.

Bala promised to justify the confidence the university reposed on him and would be fair to all.‎

“We must work in concert to take the university to greater height for a better Nigeria,” he said.‎

Bala assured the community of his continued support towards ensuring that it got a befitting place of worship on campus.

Dr. Mathew Kolo, Chairman, Religious Matters, expressed appreciation to the University managemet for supporting the various religious bodies on campus.

“We thank you, particularly in the construction of worship places, while we solicit for further financial support,” he said.‎

Earlier, the Chairman, St. Malachy’s Chaplaincy, FUT, Minna, Prof. Husseini Makun, congratulated the Vice-Chancellor on his appointment and urged him to be fair and just in the discharge of his duties.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that ‎the presentation of the Bible was made by Rev. Michael Onimole.

“I urge you to read Second Chronicle chapter 1: 6-12 and the book of Jeremiah chapter 9; verse 23-24 for spiritual insight on how to move the institution forward,” he said.‎

‎Bala said he would be fair and just in the discharge of his duties as the Vice-Chancellor of the University without recourse to race, ethnicity, religion, political differences or tribe.‎

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