By Kolade Adeyemi, Jos
Management of Karl Kumm University (KKU) Vom, Plateau State, a new private institution, has thanked the Governor, Simon Bako Lalong for his support.
The Management Team led by its Chairman, Board of Trustees and Executive Secretary, Tetfund Prof. Suleiman Elias Bogoro was at the Government House Rayfield Jos with the Chairman Governing Board Prof. Ochapa Onazi and COCIN President Rev. Dachollom Datiri.
Bogoro said the governor played a vital role to ensure the dream of the university comes to fruition after many years.
He said Lalong, apart from granting the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) for the institution, also fulfilled the promise of his predecessor that the Plateau State government would construct the University Library (which is almost completed).
He said he interfaced at various times with the Federal Ministry of Education, National Universities Commission and the Presidency for the approval for the school.
Bogoro said the approval was a dream fulfilled for the COCIN family as it has many years of experience providing quality education for Nigerians. The university, he assured, would maintain such standards and raise leaders with character, knowledge and integrity.
Lalong, on his part, said the establishment of the university, was vital to state’s development as it would deepen its rich educational history.
Lalong said his government would continue to support KKU until it stabilises because it presents great opportunities for the growth and development of the state and Nigeria.
The governor said at the time Nigeria was need of character reformation and education that provides skills and innovation, KKU was well positioned to chart this course and raise leaders that will make Nigeria great.
Lalong also congratulated the COCIN President and the Church on the release of Rev. Polycarb Zongo who spent about seven months in the captivity of insurgents.