The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Sulyman Abdulkareem, has disclosed that there is a large deposit of tin ore on the university’s land.
Mr. Abdulkareem, a professor, noted further that the university would generate huge revenue from the resources.
He disclosed this at the opening ceremony of the Strategic Plan Retreat for University Council Members at the Epe Resort & Spa, Epe, Lagos State.
Mr Abdulkareem also hinted that the university management is already firming up an arrangement for the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to utilise the expansive land of the university for large-scale farming of soya beans and maize.
Unilorin Bulletin, the university’s weekly publication, reports on Monday that the vice-chancellor also added that the university, which was on the ninth rung in the web ranking in the last two years, has now moved up to number six.
He therefore expressed appreciation to the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the University Governing Council, Abdullah Oyekan, and other council members for their support for the university since their appointment.
In his opening remarks, the Council Chairman, Mr. Oyekan, said even though it is coming late after 15 months of the inauguration of the council, the retreat was worth it.
He pointed out that at the end, the retreat would come up with an action plan which can be accelerated for actualisation by the end of the council’s tenure.
The retreat was attended by top management staff of the university.
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