EMT MOUAU to have new building complex, courtesy of PTDF
By Our Reporter
The Petroleum Technology Development Fund, PTDF has expressed its preparedness to construct a new departmental building for the Department of Environmental Management and Toxicology, EMT Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State.
The project scope of the PTDF intervention also involves the provision of workshop/laboratory equipment, IT/Library facilities, as well as ancillary facilities.
Presenting an address during a visit to Prof. Maduebibisi Ofo Iwe, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, the Head, Project Management Division of PTDF, Mr. Kelechi Idimogu disclosed that the project is coming after the NEEDS Assessment exercise carried out in the University by the organization last year.
Mr. Idimogu disclosed that the project was in line with part of the objectives of PTDF to develop research activities and competencies. He expressed optimism that the project would be completed effectively in one year.
Speaking at the visit, the Project Manager, Arch. Chioma Amaechi expressed excitement at the warm reception accorded her team by the University.
She promised to make good the University’s generosity by delivering the project as expected.
Responding, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Maduebibisi Ofo Iwe who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Udo Herbert thanked PTDF for her support.
The VC assured the University’s benefactor that the project would be utilized optimally for the development of the students of the Department of Environmental Management and Toxicology.
The University Management later accompanied the PTDF team to the site of the proposed EMT building for a formal handover ceremony.
At the site, the team was swarmed by a sea of jubilant students of the department who regaled them with a song presentation.
In his address, the Dean, College of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Prof. Anthony Nlewadim, expressed joy that the project is coming to reality.
He thanked PTDF for her support, assuring that the students of the department would benefit immensely from the project which he said would enhance teaching and research.