The Managing Director of Siemens Energy Nigeria, Mr. Seun Suleiman, has restated the company’s commitment to the development of infrastructure at the University of Lagos.
He reiterated the pledge during a courtesy visit to the University on Friday, August 12, 2022. Mr Suleiman and his team were warmly received by the representative of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Obinna Chukwu, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Management Services) and Professor Ayodele Atsenuwa, who is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development Services).
Referring to his initial visit of Wednesday, May 26, 2021, where Siemens Energy had promised to donate a fully-equipped laboratory to the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mr. Suleiman disclosed that the purpose of his latest visit was to assess ongoing work on the project, as well as give a progress report to the University.
“We know that we are behind schedule on the delivery of this project, but we are committed to doing so before the end of the Vice-Chancellors tenure, as it is our desire that he commissions it”, he said.
In his remarks, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Management Services), Professor Obinna Chukwu, commended Mr. Suleiman and Siemens Nigeria for their uprightness, transparency, and accountability as regards the project.
According to him, “UNILAG looks forward to that big commissioning ceremony where, again, we will show the world the good things that can ensue when Town and Gown collaborate”.
Similarly, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development Services), Professor Ayodele Atsenuwa, showered encomium on the energy company for being a conscientious partner in progress. She also expressed the desire that both institutions pursue collaborative efforts in other mutual areas of interests. Her words, “Here at UNILAG, we consider every contact and connection as opportunities that we can leverage to deliver on our mandate”.
The DVC (DS) also informed Mr. Suleiman of plans to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the University. She highlighted the prominent role that has been slated for Siemens Nigeria and other development partners to celebrate the anniversary.
The courtesy call by the Siemens team was concluded with a visit to the site of the ongoing laboratory project, within the Faculty of Engineering.