VC INAUGURATES MANAGEMENT TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON WATER RESOURCES
In his commitment to find lasting solution to water challenges in the university, Vice-Chancellor, Alex- Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike, Prof Chinedum Nwajiuba, earlier at a recent management meeting, constituted a technical committee on water resources. The committee has Engr. Adebayo, Chief Engineer at Directorate of Physical Planning, Works and Services, as chairman and Ejike Uchegbu, Special Assistant to VC, Secretary. Other members include, Engr. Dr. Charles Ezeugwu, Engr. Onyekweredike, Dr. Victor Omonona, and Barr. Chigozie Nwachukwu.
In his inaugural speech, VC welcomed members of the committee and thanked them for accepting to work in the committee that was constituted to basically deal with the issues bordering on lack of water in the university and hence salvage the suffering of students adding that he believes the committee will find long lasting solution to water shortage in the university.
According to Prof. Nwajiuba, the mandate for the Management Technical Committee on Water Resources include linking up existing boreholes within the university; construction of massive water tank into which other tanks will be channelled; involve students in digging the boreholes, construction of the tanks and the entire process for practical experience purposes; he asked them to package the project master plan in a sellable proposal to embassies and corporate organisations, government and non- governmental organisations for possible sponsorship.
Members of the committee took turn to commend VC for constituting the committee and finding them worthy of membership, promising to serve with diligence, and commitment to achieve required results within record time. Engr. Adebayo, Chairman, thanked VC specially for the initiative and stated that given his over six years’ experience in water management in the university, a comprehensive job is required to achieve success, which for him, includes construction of dams and water wells that will benefit other activity areas, such as irrigation, fishery, animal husbandry and the agriculture farm. Engr. Dr. Ezeugwu of Faculty of Engineering further advised that the overall plan should be for long term, to accommodate developments that may unfold in future. He pointed out that, as they plan for water treatment, waste water treatment should also be considered.
Mr. Chris Uwdoka, Ag. Director, CEDAMPAT, pointed out that VC has always been concerned about the water challenge in the university and that counting on the antecedents of the Prof Nwajiuba he knows the project will work and the committee will give all it takes to achieve quality service delivery on the assignment.