Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Professor AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has reiterated the commitment of the institution to addressing the nation’s persisting energy problem through its reneweable energy centre.
The don also said that he was of the high hope that the University of Ilorin will be among 40 world best universities in the next 40 years.
The VC added that there is the need to augment the power generation and distribution of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria stressing that the energy centre would assist PHCN in power generation in the country.
Ambali who disclosed that the project when realised would curb pollution, desertification and engender more friendly environment spoke to journalists on the preparedness of the University towards her 40th anniversary celebration in Ilorin the Kwara State capital yesterday.
According to him, “It is my hope that as we are celebrating the 40 years of the existence of thus great citadel of learning with genuine and remarkable achievements, University of Ilorin will be among 40 world best University in less than 40 years time because tha standard has been set for all to see.
“We just set up a reneweable energy centre, that centre when it comes to fruition, should be able to address our energy needs in the country. In terms of augmenting what PHCN is able to do, it should be able to curb desertification, that is encroaching on our land and it is going to make the environment more friendly.”
Ambali, a Professor of Veterinary Medicine however stressed that, “The air we breath in will be better, there will be less pollution and then our gentlemen and ladies that are cooking in their various homes should be able to do that under a more conducive atmosphere.”

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