The Board of the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, Niger state, has appointed the former Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, Professor Abdullahi Bala, as the new Vice Chancellor.
Professor Abdullahi Bala, who is the seventh Vice Chancellor of the University, was inaugurated today, Friday, by the Board. He vowed to sustain the progress and development of the University as had already established by his predecessor.
He promised to be guided by three cardinal principles of obeying the laws of the land, good governance and global best practices that will take the university to its greater height.
“We shall take decisions that are in the best interest of the university. We shall work hard toward assembling the best team to realize our set objectives.
“We have witnessed tremendous growth and development, especially in the last one and a half decades, in the areas of healthy staff and student population of about 25,000, with the university now ranked fifth among the specialized universities in Nigeria and 45th out of 4,245 universities in Africa.