We will prioritize your welfare, council chair tells college workers
We will prioritize your welfare, council chair tells college workers. The seventh Governing Council of the Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, Lagos State has promised to make workers’ welfare a priority.
Its Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Muazu, gave the assurance during the council’s inaugural meeting with the management and workers of the institution recently.
The council was nominated in May with a mandate from President Muhammed Buhari to fulfill roles specified by the act that established Colleges of Education in Nigeria for the next three years.
At the meeting, Muazu admonished the workers to always remember they are in the institution because of the students, so, should make them a priority. He also promised the workers that the council would ensure their welfare.
“One of our urgent priorities is to ensure the welfare of the staff of this college. This will be the first assignment; to ensure that any management matter that is presented to us, we will give necessary approval to the school authority to act.
“We as the council have resolved ab initio that at the end of our three-year tenure, we will, God willing, leave this college much better so we really need your support and cooperation. I sincerely appeal to you to cooperate as we are here for you day and night,” he said. The Provost, Dr. Wahab Azeez, praised the contributions of the sixth council. He claimed they were able to stabilize the college which was in chaos when they came on board.
He expressed confidence that the new council would pursue the welfare of members of the institution.
“We are interested in the welfare of members of staff and students and I can assure you that anything that has to do with the welfare of staff and students will not be treated with levity by this council,” he said.
Chairman, College of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU), Comrade Oje Ebenezer, pleaded with the council to relate directly with the unions in order to adequately address the issues bothering them.
“We implore the new council to interact directly with staff unions to have firsthand information on some of the issues bothering them. COEASU is ready to work harmoniously with the council and carry out its directives as long as those directives are in the best interest of our members and the system at large,” he said.
Other members of the Council are Registrar, Mr. Rasheed Dada, who serves as the secretary; The Provost, Dr. Azeez; Federal Ministry of Education (FME) representative, Mrs. F.A. Oloko; Ministerial nominee, Ibe Justina Ngozi; National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) representative, Shittu Bola Sherifat; representative of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Dr. Taiwo Elegba; Academic Board representatives, Dr. Abiodun Lamidi and Dr. I. O. Miller; UNIBEN representative, Prof. Omoruyi; and representatives of the alumni, AVM. Frank Ajobena and Alhaji Umaru Saraki Ede.