President Muhammadu Buhari, has reiterated the commitment of his administration to ensure that the nation remains one, irrespective of the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram sect in the North Eastern part of the country.
He insisted that on no account should agitations from different parts of the country deter his administration from fulfilling his promises to the people.
President Buhari stated this at the 2nd convocation ceremony of Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, FUNAI, Ebonyi State capital.
He noted that the unity of the country cannot be compromised as the nation was better together than divided.
Represented by a Director in the National University Commission, NUC, Barr. Victor Onuoha, the president expressed the commitment of his administration towards uplifting the status of Universities across the country.
He added further that the federal government had already released N1.498 billion Ecological Funds to assist the institution in addressing both the soil and landscape of FUNAI’s environment.
The president, however, charged the institution to build bridges of friendship with other Universities outside the country in line with extant laws stressing that the country needed the contributions of intellectuals in various sectors of the economy.
Responding, the governor of Ebonyi state chief David Umahi who was represented by the Commissioner of Education, Prof. John Eke commended the management of FUNAI for the initiatives it has put in place towards uplifting the standard of the Institution.
The Governor donated a cash amount of N4.7million and bags of Abakaliki rice to the Institution to enable them celebrate the yuletide season.
Earlier in a remark, the Vice Chancellor of the Institution, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba stated that 247 graduands were being awarded Bachelor’s degrees in this year’s convocation ceremony.