Igbinedion University signs MOU with National Water Resources Institute



Nigeria’s Premier Private University- Igbinedion University Okada, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (Mou) with the National Water Resources Institute, Kaduna on the areas of staff exchange, student training and collaborative research.
Signing the MoU on behalf of the University, the Vice Chancellor Professor Lawrence Ikechukwu Ezemonye, noted that Igbinedion University had seen the need to start collaboration on the national level and extend to the global arena.
Other areas of collaboration with the Institute include: to explore the possibility of establishment of a UNESCO chair in one of the related Departments at the University, exchange of publications, reports and other academic/technical information, joint organization of conferences, workshops, seminars and related activities, advocacy and public awareness campaigns on water conferences, the establishment of information systems, and many more.
According to him, the University has always championed educational revolution in the country and has maintained its goal of being a centre of knowledge and excellence.
He stated that the University had discovered that the programs of the National Water Resources Institute were germane to its goals and aspirations and therefore decided to collaborate with it and was not only interested in availability of water, but in water quality and eco-toxicology, which happens to be the Vice Chancellor’s field of expertise.
The Vice-Chancellor assured the delegates of the Institute led by its Executive Director, Prof. Emmanuel Adanu, that Igbinedion University would take full advantage of the knowledge, competence and experience of the Institute for the benefit of Staff and Students.
Professor Emmanuel Adanu, who signed on behalf of the Institute, said the National Water Resources Institute is presently collaborating with some international organizations as well as public institutions in Nigeria.
He expressed joy that Igbinedion University was the first private institution to seek a linkage with the Institute and would therefore, be glad to assist the university in the areas of capacity building and staff exchange.
The availability of quality water is still a problem in some parts of the Country and pollutants have remained a challenge in getting quality water in Nigeria. This new alliance could work towards finding new ways to actively combat this problem.