Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state, has expressed his desire for the state’s Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH), to rival great technological institutions of the world.
Bello spoke on the heels of the take-off of CUSTECH in Osara, Kogi State.
The Governor while in a brief chat with TOS TV NETWORK, said; “If MIT and Stanford can do it from their humble beginnings, I have no doubt that CUSTECH will do it. I will lay strong foundations and it will practically grow on autopilot afterward. Just mark my words. It may take time but it will happen.”
“Nothing is impossible and we do not think small here. CUSTECH will achieve globally renowned recognition in the STEM and Artificial Intelligence”.
Bello also disclosed that the newly appointed pioneer principal officers met his administration’s rule of applying equity to every part of the state, noting that the new management was a ‘true confluence of diversity’. He further explained that the major sections of the state were well-represented.
“In addition to the clear application of merit to each appointment, we made sure that members of the management team also represent a true confluence of diversity within our context in Kogi. We are as ethnically and religiously diverse as Nigeria itself and must apply State Character akin to the Federal Character principles incumbent in federal appointments,” he said.
His Deputy, Edward Onoja, also said: “CUSTECH will focus on the development of human resources for the state and the country that is proficient in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).”