From Pwanagba Agabus, Jos
The Vwang community in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State has donated a trailer load of cement worth over N1.5 million for the construction of the proposed Karl Kumm University, Vom.
Chairman of Vwang Traditional Council and Gwom Rwei Vwang, His Royal Highness, Da. Gyang Gutt Balak, who made the presentation, pledged to provide a peaceful atmosphere for the growth and development of the institution.
“Being aware that Karl Kumm University is sited in our domain which has become part and parcel of us and desirous of ensuring the actualization of the take-off of the Institution; I therefore on behalf of the peace loving people of Vwang community donate a full trailer load of bags of cement for the project.
“I wish to assure Nigerians that the people of Vwang community have a responsibility of providing a conducive atmosphere for teaching, learning and research in the University, once it comes into operation.
“We will work with all relevant stakeholders to ensure the provision of maximum security of lives and property.
“It is because of the peaceful posture of our people that has led to the establishment of many institutions in our domain,” he said.
Da. Balak noted that the Vwang community has signed an MoU with COCIN towards providing Corporate Social Responsibility to the immediate community and urged the management of the University to respect the agreement.
He said the visit also provides the community an opportunity to assess the level of infrastructural development on the 100 hectare of land donated to the University in 2007 by the community and vowed to continue to assist the institution for it to take-off.
The paramount ruler appealed to the National Universities Commission (NUC) to hasten the granting of license to the proposed University for its formal and smooth takeoff of academic activities.
Also speaking, Member representing Jos South/Jos East Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Dachung Musa Bagos expressed gratitude for sitting the University in Vwang community.
Bagos pledged his support for the takeoff of the institution with another trailer of cement and 50 computers for the e-library.
According to him, the peace loving people of Wang and his constituency will protect and guide the loudable project to the benefit of humanity.
In his remarks, the President of Berom Educational and Cultural Organisations (BECO), Da. Gyang Dudu and President of Berom Youth Moulders-Association (BYM), Gabriel Sunday pledged the unflinching support of the youths in making the institution a centre of excellent academic learning.