The National Universities Commission (NUC) has appealed to the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) to extend its power supply to the site of the proposed Topfaith University in Mkpatak, Esien Udim Local Council of Akwa Ibom state.
Prof. Hamza Abdullahi, Leader of the NUC team, made the appeal during his visit to the proposed site of the institution and the local office of PHED in the council area, Guardian reports.
“We are here to solicit the support of your company to the proposed Topfaith University. There is no way such an institution can operate without public power supply, please give them serious electricity backing to make their work easier, he stated.
The commission’s visit to the proposed university is a key statutory requirement to ascertain the preparedness and readiness of promoters of private universities.
However, the head of Ikot Ekpene Business Unit of PHED, Mr. Solomon Ihenacho, assured the NUC team of their full collaboration with the proposed institution. He acknowledged the contributions and congenial partnership between the chairman of Topfaith Schools and Thomas Abraham Foundation, Dr. Emmanuel Abraham, to the PHED, and promised to secure a special feeder to the proposed university.
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