The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Tertiary Education and Services, Hon. Suleiman Aminu, has commended the management of the University of Ilorin for judicious use of money appropriated to it for the execution of various projects in the University.

Hon. Aminu gave the commendation last Thursday (November 9, 2017) when the Committee members visited the University of Ilorin as part of their nationwide oversight tour of tertiary institutions in the country.

The Chairman, while congratulating the Vice- Chancellor, Prof. Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, on his appointment, expressed the belief that he would perform excellently considering his records as an erudite scholar and versatile administrator.   

Hon. Aminu said, “Let me assure Nigerians that the National Assembly would continue to engage in productive actions that would improve the system. Let me also express our satisfaction with the management of the University of Ilorin for executing critical projects and maintaining stable academic calendar for the past 17 years”.

He said that the team came to the University of Ilorin to confirm if all what have been appropriated to the institution have been released by the executives and utilised for the purpose they were provided for.

The Committee Chairman said that “it is commendable that the University of Ilorin does not have any uncompleted project on its campus.”

Stressing the essence of the tour, the Chairman said that the tour, as provided by the law, is to engage with the leadership of the institutions to find out the challenges mitigating against teaching and learning; and would also allow them to examine the evidences of the payments released for personnel, capital projects and overheads by the executive arm of government.

Welcoming the legislators to the University, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, informed them that Unilorin, being a socially responsible institution, has zero tolerance for abandoned projects.