Unity, reconciliation remain heart of our association – UniMaid Alumni

The University of Maiduguri Alumni Association FCT chapter has said unity and reconciliation remains at the heart of the association.
It hailed the exemplary leadership shown by the Board of Trustees, under the Chairmanship of Joe Kyari Gadzama SAN and the Vice Chancellor in addressing these challenges.

The chapter also extends its formal endorsement of the recent decision by the Board of Trustees, FRCN DG Dr Mohammed Bulama lead the Caretaker Committee of Unimaid Alumni, in collaboration with Vice Chancellor Professor Aliyu Shugaba, to dissolve the Executive Committees at both National and state levels.

The Association’s Publicity Secretary for the FCT chapter, Musa Ibrahim Musa, said this step, though significant, is a necessary stride towards rectifying the inconsistencies observed in our association’s governance, particularly those that surfaced during the Inaugural AGM under the leadership of the former National Executive Committee members.

He noted that the formation of a 5-man Caretaker Committee, led by Dr Mohammed Bulama, the Director General, FRCN, members of the committee include Dr Umar Bindir, Dr. Mike Omeri, Sonia Chikelu and Sarah Jeta Atumga, Esq, marks a new phase in our journey towards rejuvenation and progressive governance.

The statement reads:”The establishment of the 5-man Dispute Resolution and Mediation Committee, chaired by Prof. Musa Mohammed Deji, with Princess Joy Okoro, Immamudeen Talba, Hamisu Medugu and Tabji Simon, Esq as members, symbolizes our commitment to harmonize divergent views and foster a spirit of cooperation.

“This committee is not just a body for resolving conflicts; it is a beacon of hope for a unified future, steering us towards our collective aim of maintaining the integrity and advancing the interests of our alma mater.

“The concerns raised by the FCT Chapter during the inaugural AGM from entry denials to procedural discrepancies were not just issues but alarms signaling the need for a more structured approach to our association’s governance.

“These concerns, voiced through our petitions, were calls for legal adherence and respect for democratic processes, not an affront to our fellow members.

“We called on the BoT to intervene in upholding the constitution of our association and the swift response is highly commendable and demonstrates the zeal to see our dear association grow.

” we urge all members to engage actively in dialogues, support the committees’ initiatives, and collectively strive to align our association’s operations with our constitution and democratic principles.

“Our unity and concerted efforts are pivotal in driving positive change and restoring the integrity of the UNIMAID Alumni Association.

“We wish to sincerely appreciate members of the association in the FCT and beyond for the support they gave the FCT Chapter EXCO over the past four years, we strived to meet your expectations, however, our sincere apologies for areas we failed to deliver,’he said.