The Minister, Dr. Ibrahim (Middle) flanked by VC, other FUT, Minna PO’s and staff
The Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Prof. Abdullahi Bala, FSSSN, has paid a courtesy visit to the Honourable Minster of Communications and Digital Economy, on Thursday, January 16, 2020, in Abuja.
The VC while appreciating the minister for the chance , said the aim of the visit was to congratulate him on his well-deserved appointment because the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy and to also appreciate him for accepting to be the Convocation Lecturer at the forthcoming 29th Convocation Ceremony of the University, slated for February 1, 2020.
Prof Bala, prayed for God’s wisdom in moving the Ministry forward, adding that the Minister has shown to be a lover of the University, hence the necessity to return and show appreciation.
Responding, the Hon. Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), FNCS, FBCS, welcomed the team and said he always derives pleasure in meeting the Vice-Chancellor of FUT, Minna as he always enjoys his academic output, which is that the reason why he accepted the invitation to be the Convocation Lecturer as a mark of recognition.
He said, he always gives priority and preference to his colleagues coming from the academia, because it is usually a privilege to tend the chance to serve the country. The Minister disclosed that he still has the will to travel back to academic, either on visiting, supervision or to show a course during a semester. He added that as a part of the policy, he’s performing on , he intends to vary the perception of ICT faculties and department from theoretical perspective to more of skill perception and to also identify and encourage younger inventors to be proactive altogether areas of research.
He thanked the VC for the visit and for the invitation, hoping to satisfy the team on the day of the Convocation Ceremony.
The VC later presented letter of congratulations, a proper letter of invitation to the Minister also as a roll up banner.