Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) Vice Chancellor, Prof. Chigozie Asiabaka, has restated his determination to sustain the culture of excellence that exists in the university.
Prof. Asiabaka, who gave the assurance in a media interaction at FUTO Senate Chambers recently, said that he would not be distracted in his efforts to make FUTO the best both in academics and infrastructural development.
He said that, on assuming duties as vice chancellor, he had adopted an open door policy and maintained transparency and accountability.
He listed the giant strides of his administration to include the 10,000 capacity lecture theater, Post Graduate School, School of Engineering Complex, University Guest House, among others and promised to confront the issues of electricity and road.
The VC thanked God for being with him and his team and described his team as the backbone of his success while he also thanked journalists in the state for their cooperation.
He enjoined the newsmen to always verify their stories before publishing and to also be objective and resist being used by mischievous people.
In his remarks, the chairman Nigeria University of Journalists (NUJ), Sir Innocent Igwe, thanked the VC for a wonderful relationship with the press and commended him or the strides he has achieved and the standard of FUTO graduates.
He urged him to continue to maintain the high standard of the university so that the reason for establishing it will be fully actualized.
He promised that as a stakeholder, NUJ Imo State will continue to support and encourage him to uphold the good image of the university.
Earlier in a facility tour, journalists were taken to the sites of all the projects embarked upon by the present administration of FUTO, some of which are completed while some are ongoing. The include, the 10,000 capacity lecture theatre, Post Graduate School, School of Engineering Complex, University Guest House, ICT Building, School of Environmental Studies, Optometry Building, Department of Technology and the NDDC hostel.