TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE ON WATER RESOURCES PRESENTS INTERIM REPORT
Vice- Chancellor, Alex –Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike, Ebonyi State, Prof Chinedum Nwajiuba, on Monday, September 4, 2019, inaugurated a six man technical committee on water resources “to basically deal with issues bordering on lack of portable water supply in the university” and the committee was given a week to report back to management. Today, Tuesday 10th September, 2019, the Technical Management Committee on Water Resources, led by the Chairman, Engr. Adebayo, presented an interim report to the Vice –Chancellor and Principal Officers in VC’s office.
While presenting the report to the Vice- Chancellor, Engr. Adebayo thanked university management for giving them opportunity to serve the university community in that capacity, in view of the necessity for good water in the life of every community like ours. He therefore reaffirmed the avowed commitment of all members of the committee to live up to expectation of the university which is for the committee to achieve quality, timely and cost-effective delivery on their mandate. He further stressed that with the calibre of persons in the committee and given what has been achieved to meet the one week timeline, they will deliver in record time.
Receiving the report, elated Prof Nwajiuba expressed excitement and gratitude to the committee for meeting the first deadline, which for him, is proof of true commitment and readiness to perform, urging them to ever remain steadfast in discharging their duties efficiently as professionals in their various fields. VC promised that management will find creative and cost-effective strategies to achieve the project to ensure that the challenge of water scarcity in the university becomes a thing of the past in no distant time.
Vice-Chancellor iterated that the work the committee has done thus far would have required the University management to hire consultants to do but that he is happy the university has Engineers who would save them the cost of hiring such consultants. He further stressed that the water project should be cashed in on as opportunity to train the students in the relevant areas and as a world class university, AE-FUNAI would want to train their students all round. He therefore urged the committee members and lecturers in Geology, Engineering and related courses, to use the opportunity to expose their students in water resources technology, from bore hole drilling to final stage of the water project.