…Activates 800 KVA.
The Professor Kolawole Salako-led management of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, FUNAAB, has made good its promise to boost power supply to, at least, major parts of the university community within limited resources to enhance service delivery.
Relief came the way of some lecture halls and offices on campus, when the newly purchased 800KVA generator roared “Let there be light” into life in the cool weather of last Monday.
The occasion was the test running of the giant and sprawling generator, which came on the heels of installation at the university’s power house.
A bee-hive of electrical activities, coordinated by the Director of Works, Mr. Akinyele Olawole, ably supported by Engr.Kayode Soyinka, and other members of staff of the Directorate heralded the activation of the generator.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Salako flanked by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Development), Prof Clement Adeofun, the Deputy Registrar 11 Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Mrs.Toyin Dawodu, the Director of Audit, Mr. Amubode, among others, watched with keen interest as the Director of Works pressed relevant buttons and the engine, after making a steady staccato warm-up sound reverberated to life with the much needed full force which darkness cannot comprehend.
Our news crew gathered that moments after the ignition of the generator generated power supply at quite a quantum of Lecture Halls and offices, the personnel therein reportedly heaved a welcome sigh of relief from irregular power supply, which was largely informed by extraneous factors that are beyond the management.
Recall that the Vice-Chancellor and his management team had reiterated loud and clear at many fora on campus that it won’t relent efforts at alleviating perennial power outage in the university community.
According to the Director, Works and Services, Engr. Olawole, in an earlier interview, the generator is one of the new digitalise brands of technology – the 2018 edition, which required an in-house training for the operators.
Engr. Akinyele disclosed that he already directed the Head of Electrical Unit, Engr. Soyinka to give him four names of the operators, who will manage the new generator.
He said, “I have to train them internally so that the generator would be able to serve the university for a long time.”
He revealed the name of the selected operators of the generators to include Messrs. Emmanuel Okoiron; Samuel Dada; Wasiu Abdulazeez and Oluwasegun Oshin.
Buttressing on the operation of the generator, the Head Electrical Unit, Engr. Soyinka noted that the new generator is meant to cover all Lecture Halls in the university and some selected offices in line with its capacity.
He further informed that other parts of the campus that the new generator cannot serve were already taken care of by older generators at different load centres.