The College of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) Alumni Affiliation is spending N120 million on a 200 KVA solar energy undertaking within the college, Chairman of the affiliation, Mr. Baba Shettima-Kukawa, has mentioned.
The chairman, who disclosed this in an interview in Abuja on Tuesday, mentioned the primary section of the undertaking, a ten KVA solar energy for the college’s principal library, had been accomplished, whereas the second section of 20 KVA for the library could be inaugurated on Sept. 7.
Shettima-Kukawa mentioned the initiative was to supply an alternate supply of vitality to the college which had been with out electrical energy for 19 months, including that the disruption of energy provide from the nationwide grid to Maiduguri, adopted assaults on energy amenities by insurgents.
“This has made the establishment to be in dire want of an alternate supply of electrical energy. Contemplating the rising price of electrical energy provide within the nation, this may additional present consolation for college students. The undertaking could be very reasonable as the price estimate for 200 KVA is about N120 million. Now we have 1000’s of graduates from College of Maiduguri and if we get 5,000 members to contribute N25,000 every we are going to get there,” he mentioned.
The chairman mentioned the affiliation was developing with many programmes to reinforce interplay amongst members and deepen assist for the college.
Shettima-Kukawa, who referred to as on members to imbibe the tradition of giving again to the society, not simply the establishment, mentioned: “Curiosity is sort of low largely as a result of we’ve got a poor tradition of giving again to the society.
“The alumni affiliation is developing with so many programmes to develop interplay amongst members and encourage participation. All of us should collaborate and supply assist to the College of Maiduguri and its college students,” he mentioned.