The management of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has disclosed plans to invest in biogas technology.
The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Abayomi Sunday Fasina revealed this during the pre-press conference heralding activities lined up for the 7th Convocation ceremonies. He said that the step became imperative in order to reduce the running cost of the power supply.
Professor Fasina explained that the University was expending huge resources on power consumption due to the multi-campus system being operated by FUOYE.
He further expressed optimism that the project when fully developed, would supply power to the university and serve nine other communities where the institution is running part-time programmes.
The VC hinted that the current economic realities demanded that stakeholders think outside the box in order to pull through.
He also urged his management team members to always think about what they can give back to the institution in order to make the University world-class.
According to him, the institution under his management had become one of the most sought-after in Nigeria due to a stable academic calendar and great feats in scholarship.