Jos Monarch Appeals to FG’s to Rebuild Unijos Burnt Library
Gbong Gwom Jos, His Majesty, Da (Dr) Jacob Gyang Buba, has called on the Federal Government to intervene in order to cushion the effects of the burnt Library Complex in the University of Jos following an inferno which occurred on the 8th October, 2016.
Gbong Gwom, who is the Chairman, Plateau State Council of Chiefs and Emirs, made this appeal when he led other members of the Council on a courtesy call on management of the University.
The Royal Father described the incidence as a colossal loss for a University still struggling to relocate to its permanent site. He expressed concern that the unfortunate incidence happened at a time the country is experiencing economic recession and at a place where the nation’s future is being built.
The Monarch therefore called for intervention from the Government, TETFUND, Philanthropists and other public spirited individuals and organizations to come to the aid of the University.
He assured the University Management that the Traditional Council would do everything to support the University in such a difficult time and to assist the University in the effort to recover its land which has suffered encroachment.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jos, Prof. Seddi Sebastian Maimako responding on behalf of Management of the institution, recalled with nostalgia that the foundation of the Library Complex was laid in 1981 and commissioned in 1997.
He added that the building is iconic to the University of Jos and gives it a symbol of being a tertiary institution. He appealed for donations from all and sundry as the University has launched a programme tagged ‘Operation Beauty From Ashes’ to encourage people to donate books and other library resources to replace those lost in the inferno.
He explained that the incident would affect the National Universities Commission (NUC) accreditation exercise initially scheduled for November, 2016 and the ongoing admission processes in the Departments affected by the inferno due to space constraints.