No fewer than 17 newly completed projects were commissioned at the University of Ilorin last Tuesday (October 23, 2018) as part of activities marking the grand finale of the institution's 34th convocation ceremonies.

The projects commissioning by the Visitor to the University, President Muhammadu Buhari, (GCFR), who was represented by the Director of Quality Assurance at the National Universities Commission, Dr. Noel Saliu, was witnessed by dignitaries who attended the convocation ceremonies.

Among the projects commissioned were the Faculty of Engineering Laboratory, Lecture Rooms and Laboratory for the Institute of Education, Workshop and offices for the Department of Educational Technology, Workshop for the Technical and Entrepreneurship Centre (TUC), 400-seater Lecture Theatre each for the Faculties of Agriculture and Arts, as well as Electrification Projects for the Faculties of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture among others. 

Commissioning the projects, President Buhari commended the management of the University of Ilorin for conceiving and ensuring the completion of the projects and urged the University to ensure that the projects and equipment there-in are properly utilized as they would go a long way in adding more value to research, teaching and community services, which are focal points of the ivory tower. 

The President assured Nigerians that the Federal Government would not relent in its efforts to ensure that university education attracts utmost attention at all times in order to facilitate quality education that will generate high quality manpower needed to accelerate national development.

Among the dignitaries that witnessed the project commissioning were the Sarduna of Katsina, Senator (Dr.) Ibrahim Ida (CON), who represented the University's Chancellor and Emir of Katsina, Alhaji (Dr.) Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, (OFR); the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the University Governing Council, Dr. Abdullah Jibril Oyekan; members of the Governing Council as well as members of the University management team, led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sulyman Age Abdulkareem.