The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Wahab Egbewole has said that the institution spends about one point three billion naira annually on electricity, in spite of its financial challenges.
The vice chancellor disclosed this during an interactive session between the management and the Unilorin Students’ Union Executive Committee members.
According to him, the university incurs a monthly expenditure of one hundred and twenty million naira to one hundred and thirty million naira on electricity alone.
Prof. Egbewole noted that this financial challenge persisted even as the institution strives to provide other crucial services like water, internet, laboratory and classroom equipment, health facilities and various other critical areas.
The vice chancellor, however, expressed his conviction in the capacity of the leadership of the students union to proficiently convey the management’s vision to the student community.
“For us, our calendar is sacrosanct, and the more we adhere to it, the better for students and management,” he said.