By Abdallah el-Kurebe
A professor of Veterinary Medicine and Dean of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto (UDUS), Abdullahi Magaji has called on the authority of the University to declare a state of emergency on poor electricity supply.
Prof. Magaji spoke at the occasion of the 22nd induction of 61 Veterinary Surgeons at UDUS auditorium on February 2, 2016.
According to him, lack of electricity had become a problem that requires proactive measures by the University authorities.
“There is this teething problem of blackout in the City Campus of the University. We want the University management to declare state of emergency regarding our very deplorable poor electricity supply,” Magaji stated adding that with the problem of electricity shortage comes disruptive Internet services.
He appealed to the management of the University to reactivate the 40KVA generator that has been left unused for a long time. “There is therefore the dire need of the University to make good it’s plan to, in earnest, engage the 40KVA generator currently lying fallow in the City Campus to augment the shortfall in the electricity supply being experienced.”
In his speech, Chairman of the occasion, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar called on all tiers of government to accord priority attention to the veterinary and livestock sub sector of the economy. “This call is even more apt with the current national policy and clarion call for the diversification of the economy.”
He also reminded the graduands of the current challenges of the emergence of zoonotic diseases “which your training has adequately covered. You must demonstrate that leadership training you acquired and skills to bring about prevention and control of these manaces.”
From 1992 to date, the faculty has graduated a total of 604 veterinary surgeons.
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