The 10th Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) has been called upon to sustain the existing peace and stability in the institution.
The university’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Chigozie Asiabaka, gave the charge at the inauguration of the council recently in Owerri.
Addressing members, Prof.Asiabaka described the occasion as historic and expressed optimism that FUTO would be repositioned as a top-ranked institution in the area of technology, teaching and research.
He assured that the management and entire FUTO community would be loyal to the council.
The pro-chancellor/chairman of the council, Dr. Emma Enemuo, promised to operate an open-door policy.
He, however, pointed out that the council would not be involved in the day-to-day running of the school as their duty would be mainly advisory, supervisory, oversight and policy formulation.
The pro-chancellor thanked the federal government for appointing them to serve and assured the school of partnering with philanthropists and finance institutions to boost the institutions financial base.
The external council members of the governing council are Barr. Bright Chinedu Nebedum, Pastor Godwin Akpovie, Ambassador Lawrence O.C. Agubuzu, General T. Hananiya and Mrs Chioma Nwosu.
Internal Council members include Prof. G.N. Onuoha, Prof. I.C Ndukwe, Engr. Prof. (Mrs) K.B. Oyoh, Prof. A.E. Agbogu, Engr. Remy Uche and Barr. H.O. Mezieobi.
The ceremony featured a courtesy call on the traditional ruler of Owerri, Eze E.E. Njemanze by the council members to take the royal blessing according to the pro-chancellor, Dr. Enemuo. Eze Njemanze advised them to strive and build Federal University of Technology Owerri to full community standard as it has everything that befits an autonomous community.