FPK Alumni: FRCN staff emerges national president

A staff of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) attached to Pride FM Gusau, Comrade Abdulrazak Bello Kaura, has emerged as national president of Federal Polytechnic Kaura Namoda alumni association.

Kaura emerged during its first national convention, 41 years after establishment of the institution.

Kaura, who scored 124 to defeat his closest opponent Viashima Leonard who scored 112 votes as announced by the Chairman of the Association’s first convention Adhoc planning Committee, Mr Audu Yahwa.

“Abdulrazak Bello having scored the highest votes and met the requirements is hereby declared the winner and returned elected ,“ he said.

Other contestants that returned unopposed were Hassan Bamidele, Vice President; Rimamyang Amos, Secretary; Ezekiel Luka; Assistant Secretary; Kabiru Ibrahim, financial Secretary; Abdulsabur Hassan, Treasurer; Idris Garba, Welfare officer and Olufemi Ebenezer as Publicity Secretary.

The federal Polytechnic Kaura Namoda established in the year 1982 has over 50, 000 graduates of different disciplines.

In his remarks, Rector of the Polytechnic Engr. Muhammad Yahaya Bande, congratulated the executive for the victory.

He said the Alumni convention was long overdue after 41, saying there is need for Alumni to come up with initiatives of paying back to the Alma mater and support their members who need help.

In his acceptance speech, Kaura said the association will work assiduously to ensure removal of Dichotomy between HND and Bsc.

“The Polytechnics most especially federal Polytechnic Kaura Namoda produced well skilled graduates that can compete with their counterparts from any institution in Nigeria, why the Dichotomy” he asked

“We shall strive to ensure elimination of the unnecessary dichotomy that is responsible for low number of technologists and causing decay in the country’s technological development. He the need to join hands with all stakeholders to succeed.

Abdulrazak Kaura urged all the Alumni members of the accord for his support and cooperation to excel in the struggles. More importantly to payback to the Alma mater and ensure improved enrollment in the Polytechnic that is having an excellent record of producing qualitative graduates.

He appreciated Rector of the institution Engr. Muhammad Yahaya Bande who championed the actualisation of the Alumni Association of the over four decades of the establishment of the federal Polytechnic Kaura Namoda.