University of Jos (UNIJOS) staff have been ordered to complete relocation to the institution’s permanent site after operating from temporary site for 44 years.
Its Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sebastine Maimako, gave the order while taking over the newly constructed administrative/Senate Building from the contractor on Monday.
At a brief but colourful handing over ceremony held at the project site, Prof. Maimako said: “I hereby directed all administrative staff of the university to move to the permanent site immediately.”
The movement to the permanent site has been gradual and in phases since 2010 ,with the relocation of some of the faculties to the permanent site. The administrative and Senate sections, however, remained at the temporary site due to non-completion of the building for 10 years.
The Senate Building is to accommodate management staff, lecturers and the administrative staff.
The building has a 400 capacity Senate chambers with modern facilities, including emergency exit units.
The facility also has two committee rooms of 30 people seat each and one boardroom with a capacity of 30 people. It also has a 1000 KVA generator to provide independent energy to the building.
Prof. Maimako, who was visibly excited, expresses appreciation to the staff, who contributed to the success of the project.
He pleaded with the staff to use the facilities carefully.
The 13th Chairman of the Governing Council and a former Minister of Information, Prince Tony Momoh, represented by a member of the governing council, Dr. Philomena Mukbang, congratulated the vice chancellor and management staff for completing the building.