The Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA has inaugurated new students’ union leaders for the 2020/2021 academic session.
Newly elected Student Union leaders to steer the affairs of the student body of the Federal University of Technology, Akure were sworn in on June 4, 2021. Speaking at the occasion, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Joseph Fuwape, represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development), Professor Philip Oguntunde said “We are proud of the crop of leaders we are producing; this is just the beginning, there are still great things to achieve ahead”. While admonishing the leaders to strive to promote peaceful co-existence on campus, he said “ there cannot be progress in the midst of conflict; all the structures in the university belong to the students, you, therefore, need to take ownership of what belongs to you, you need to take responsibility of the development of the university. He assured the leaders of the support of the university saying, “the university will support you. I assure you that we will give you all the encouragement that you need. We hope that during your tenure, FUTA will move to even greater heights.”
The Dean of Student Affairs, Professor Gbenga Onibi said that FUTA is unique and proactive in attending to issues affecting students. He said the provision of municipal facilities; adequate health care, good road network, adherence to the academic calendar are to ensure a conducive atmosphere for students as they pass through the institution. He added that this duty of care must not be taken for granted as the rules and regulations guiding studentship, as well as the high standards expected, will not be compromised.
Admonishing the students on the need for peaceful coexistence, he said “a lot can be achieved when we cooperate with one another. It is better to build up than to tear down. You should cooperate with the University authority so that you can have a peaceful session and consequently benefit optimally from the various facilities that have been put in place for you. Please take note that the era of hooliganism and vandalism has long ended. The era we are now in is that of responsible government and this is achieved through dialogue and cooperation”.
The newly elected president, Ibiyemi Abiodun, expressed gratitude to the Vice-Chancellor, acknowledging his unequalled and unparalleled efforts in piloting the affairs of the university. He assured the student body that his administration will work towards fulfilling all the promises on its agenda while impacting all students at FUTA. He said “welfarism will cut across all students. I will work with students to ensure that the management meets their needs. We will have a toll-free line for FUTARIANS, courtesy of Airtel and Glo. I want to remind you that I will work for you and you have my word”.
In his own remarks, the immediate past SUG president, Abraham Esajere said that “FUTA belongs to FUTARIANS. If anything goes wrong, we all would be held responsible. We own FUTA the brand and we must maintain it. We must all work towards improving it and not let it go down. We have responsibilities and obligations to defend the rights of students. A missed chance to dialogue is a missed chance to conflict resolution”.
The oath of office was administered by a legal officer of the University.
FUTA Students Union Executive
The New Student Union leaders:
- Ibiyemi Abiodun- President
- Alao Ruth I.- Vice President
- Adedoyin Victor O.- General Secretary
- Akinterinwa Isaac T.- Assistant General Secretary
- Binuyo Ifeoluwa M.- Public Relations Officer
- Amos Chibuzor O.- Treasurer
- Adelaja Eniola A.- Financial Secretary
- Bejide Wole E.- Director of Socials
- Ogedengbe Opeyemi M.- Director of Sports
- Christopher Oghenewogaga V.- Welfare Officer