By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
Apparently applauding the Federal Government for the infrastructural development in the institution, students of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, (UDUS) led the way on Saturday for a 16km trek in appreciation of the efforts by government.
The long trek which also attracted the participation of staff, was a demonstration of fitness in solidarity with the support of government’s policies and programmes that have been impacting the institution.
Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Abdullahi Zuru who spoke shortly after the walk, commended the students for their commitment to justifying the need to appreciate the gesture.
Zuru was represented by the the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Atiku Yahaya.
According to Zuru, “ today is a remarkable day in the history of the university as we join the students to trek 16km to express our appreciation to government.
“This is for the successful renovation of the dilapidated eight kilometre road linking the university to the state metropolis and other infrastructure across our domain,” he pointed out.
In the same vein, the Vice Chancellor expressed appreciation to the Federal Government, saying the entire university community would remain grateful for the gesture, stressing that the university community would continue to remain grateful to government for the singular generosity and giant stride for the course of humanity.
Zuru, however, appealed to drivers and members of the community to be safety conscious in using the road and thanked everyone who participated directly or indirectly toward the realisation of the project.
Also, the Students Union Government President, Ibrahim Kalgo, in his remarks, expressed the students profound appreciation to the government for the gesture.
“ The Federal government has championed the students’ need as the renovated road was dilapidated since 2010.
“This caused a lot of hardship for the students and the entire university community to get easy access into the institution.”