Members of the University of Jos Alumni Association (UJAA) are expected to converge on the Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja on September 28, to brainstorm on how to assist and address the infrastructure deficiency in the university.
The event is their 2017 edition of the UNIJOS Alumni Mega Reunion and Dinner, which will arguably attract the gathering of graduates of the university (JOSITES) being organised to discuss issues that would help attract the needed infrastructure to the ivory tower.
The high points of the event are the presentation of awards to alumni members, who distinguished themselves in their areas of callings, as well as JOSITES, who recently were appointed or elected to executive positions in the public and private sectors.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sebastian Seddi Maimako, also an alumnus of the institution is expected to attend the event for the first time after his assumption office in June last year.
Besides, during the reunion the association will unveil the 3D presentation of the UNIJOS Alumni Centre Project, a multi-purpose centre to be built on the permanent site of the university that will house a 500-capacity auditorium, meeting rooms, offices and shops, as well as an Internet bar, reception lounges and an Honours Arcade.
According to the National President and Public Relations Officer of the association, Mallam Idris Yakubu and Prof. Emeka Desmond Ozoji respectively, the funds raised during the event, would be deployed towards building the centre.
Expected at the reunion are the Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara; 20 other legislators from the National Assembly, four governors (who are JOSITES), such as Simon Lalong (Plateau), Rochas Okorocha (Imo), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi) and Muhammed Abubakar (Bauchi); three Ministers who are also alumni, Mr. Usani U Usani, Niger Delta Affairs; Comrade Solomon Dalung, Youths & Sports Development, and Prof. Claudius Daramola, Niger Delta Minister; former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, former Inspector General of Police, Sir Mike Okiro, as well as captains of industry and several other distinguished alumni.