FUDMA Seeks Collaboration On Agriculture, Security With ABU

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By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria

Federal University Dutsinma (FUDMA)  Katsina State, is to collaborate with Ahmadu Bello University on agriculture and security.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Arma Ya’u Hamisu Bichi, who disclosed this when he visited  Ahmadu Bello University’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Kabir Bala in his office Zaria said, FUDMA as a new university stands to benefit immensely from the collaboration.

Professor Bichi who was represented by a six-member delegation led by the Director, Academic Planning and Quality Assurance, Prof. Aminu Dalha Kankia at the visit, confessed that Federal University, Dutsinma considers ABU as its mother because a good number of its academic and non-teaching staff are from Ahmadu Bello University.

He said that the relationship between ABU and FUDMA would continue to exist and expressed hope that the ties would benefit both institutions in the long run.

The Vice-Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University, Prof. Kabir Bala, who received the delegation  in his office, assured that ABU would give the newly established Federal Government University all the necessary support to succeed.

Prof. Bala said it was understandable that FUDMA is collaborating with Ahmadu Bello University given its strength in the study of agriculture and size of its security outfit.

“I can clearly understand the wisdom of FUDMA in seeking collaboration with Ahmadu Bello University in these two areas, agriculture and security and, we will be happy to see that   FUDMA  succeeds in its determination to lay a solid foundation”, he said.

The Vice-Chancellor, who also assured that the ABU Agric Complex and Security Division would be at hand to help FUDMA in the collaboration, said ABU has been mandated by the National Universities Commission (NUC) to nurture Federal University, Dutsinma.

Members of the FUDMA delegation led by Director, Academic Planning and Quality Assurance, Prof. Aminu Dalha Kankia, included Dean, Postgraduate School, Prof. Abdullahi Saulawa; Deputy Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Dr. Sanusi Jari; Director, Security Division, Col. U.D. Abubakar (rtd) and Deputy Registrar, Council Affairs, Malam Nasiru Abdul.

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